American Idioms and Expressions

Make Sure Idiom

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make sure
What does make sure mean?
to make certain, to establish something without a doubtI want to make sure that my friend is going to meet me tomorrow.
make sure
What does make sure mean?
to make certain, to establish something without a doubt I want to make sure that my friend is going to meet me tomorrow.


Some Random Idioms
cold fish
What does "cold fish" mean?
unresponsive, uninteresting person (often with sexual undertones). She's such a cold fish, no guy would want to date her.
Skunkworks
What does "Skunkworks" mean?
An unauthorised, or hidden program or activity, often research-oriented, and out of the bureaucratic chain of command is known as a 'skunkworks'.
out of the way
What does "out of the way" mean?
to be remoteWe went to an out-of-the-way restaurant for our first dinner together.
try one's luck at (something)
What does "try one's luck at (something)" mean?
to try to do something (where success depends on luck)I decided to try my luck at buying a lottery ticket although I usually never win.
Salty dog
What does "Salty dog" mean?
A salty dog is an experienced sailor.
look a gift horse in the mouth
What does "look a gift horse in the mouth" mean?
to complain if a gift is not perfectThe girl should not look a gift horse in the mouth and should be happy that she received a present from her friends.
Bad Apple
What does "Bad Apple" mean?
A person who is bad and makes other bad is a bad apple.
It cost an arm and a leg
What does "It cost an arm and a leg" mean?
If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive indeed.
Recipe for disaster
What does "Recipe for disaster" mean?
A recipe for disaster is a mixture of people and events that could only possibly result in trouble.

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