American Idioms and Expressions

Make Time For (someone Or Something) Idiom

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make time for (someone or something)
What does make time for (someone or something) mean?
schedule time to see someone or do somethingThe man makes time for his son every weekend so that they can play sports together.

Some Random Idioms
outside of (something)
What does "outside of (something)" mean?
other than something, except for somethingOutside of the weather our vacation was quite enjoyable.
muscle in on (someone or something)
What does "muscle in on (someone or something)" mean?
forcefully try to discipline someone or take over someone's property or businessThe large supermarket was trying to muscle in on the territory of the small shops.
do (something) by hand
What does "do (something) by hand" mean?
to do something with one's hands rather than a machineThe washing machine was broken so we had to do everything by hand.
throw oneself at the mercy of the court
What does "throw oneself at the mercy of the court" mean?
to ask a judge for mercy when being sentenced for a crime The man threw himself at the mercy of the court and asked for a light sentence.

create an uproar
What does "create an uproar" mean?
to cause a sensation or outburst The referees created an uproar when they asked the star player to leave the game.

thank one's lucky stars
What does "thank one's lucky stars" mean?
to be thankful for one's good luckI thanked my lucky stars that I was not hurt in the car accident.
Ruffle a few feathers
What does "Ruffle a few feathers" mean?
If you ruffle a few feathers, you annoy some people when making changes or improvements.
keep an eye on
What does "keep an eye on" mean?
check something regularly. "You're busy, so you'll need to keep an eye onthe time. Remember that we have to leave at 4:30."
kid around (with someone)
What does "kid around (with someone)" mean?
tease and joke with someoneThe students were kidding around with the teacher after the class.
bite off more than one can chew
What does "bite off more than one can chew" mean?
to try to do or eat more than you can manageI bit off more than I could chew when I began to work at the store in the evening.
lead (someone) around by the nose
What does "lead (someone) around by the nose" mean?
to make someone do what you wantMy sister has been leading her husband around by the nose since they got married.


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