American Idioms and Expressions

Make Sense Idiom

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make sense
What does make sense mean?
seem reasonableHis new proposal really does make sense.
make sense
What does make sense mean?
to seem reasonable, to be comprehensible, to be explained in a way that you understand The new proposal really does make sense.


Some Random Idioms
by all accounts
What does "by all accounts" mean?
from all reports, from what everyone is sayingBy all accounts the new manager is a very good person.
drive (someone) up a wall
What does "drive (someone) up a wall" mean?
to irritate or annoy someone greatlyMy neighbor's constant complaining is driving me up a wall.
a race against time
What does "a race against time" mean?
a rush to beat a deadlineIt was a race against time to rescue the miners who were trapped in the mine.
PLO
What does "PLO" mean?
Please Leave On - used when you want to leave something on a blackboard or whiteboard Please Leave On - used when you want to leave something on a blackboard or whiteboardAlthough the teacher wrote PLO on the blackboard the information was erased during the lunch break.
in one`s mind`s eye
What does "in one`s mind`s eye" mean?
in one`s imaginationI tried to relax and in my mind`s eye pretend that I was on a beautiful island.
landslide victory
What does "landslide victory" mean?
a very substantial victory (usually in an election)My favorite candidate won a landslide victory in the election.
batten down the hatches
What does "batten down the hatches" mean?
to prepare for difficult times, to close the hatches in a boat before a stormA big storm was coming so we decided to batten down the hatches and stay home.
a stroke of luck
What does "a stroke of luck" mean?
a bit of luckIt was a stroke of luck that I was able to get a plane reservation to visit my family.
pick out (something)
What does "pick out (something)" mean?
to choose or select somethingI tried to pick out a nice necktie for my father.
stick with (something)
What does "stick with (something)" mean?
to continue doing something, to not quit somethingMy brother has been able to stick with his trumpet lessons since he was a child.
nothing down
What does "nothing down" mean?
to not require a down paymentThe young couple purchased the house with nothing down.

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