American Idioms and Expressions

Make Time With (someone) Idiom

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make time with (someone)
What does make time with (someone) mean?
flirt with someoneThe man was trying to make time with the waitress in the restaurant.

Some Random Idioms
get to (reach) first base with someone or something
What does "get to (reach) first base with someone or something" mean?
make an advance with someone or in some undertaking (from first base in baseball) make an advance with someone or in some undertaking (from first base in baseball)I spent several hours talking about changing my work hours but I wasn't able to get to first base with my boss.
come (someone's) way
What does "come (someone's) way" mean?
to come to someone A small blue car came my way while I was standing on the highway.

catch up on (something)
What does "catch up on (something)" mean?
to do something that you have not had time to do, to learn about something (the daily news or news about old friends) I need to catch up on some of my reading this weekend.
I met my friend and we caught up on some news.

catch up with (someone or something)


Smokestack industry
What does "Smokestack industry" mean?
Heavy industries like iron and steel production, especially if they produce a lot of pollution, are smokestack industries.
try out (something)
What does "try out (something)" mean?
to test somethingWe were not permitted to try out the computer before we bought it.
cut class
What does "cut class" mean?
not go to classI decided to cut class in order to study for my geography test.
habu
What does "habu" mean?
pilot of the SR-71

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