American Idioms and Expressions

Make Up For Lost Time Idiom

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make up for lost time
What does make up for lost time mean?
do something quickly (because you wasted time before)We wasted several days before we started to prepare for our holiday so we had to work hard to make up for lost time.
make up for lost time
What does make up for lost time mean?
to do something quickly (because you wasted time before) We had to make up for lost time after wasting several days before starting the project.


Some Random Idioms
go on and on
What does "go on and on" mean?
to continue for a long timeMy friend went on and on with his speech until finally I fell asleep.
as soft as down
What does "as soft as down" mean?
very soft to the touch (down is the soft and fine feathers from a goose or duck) The fur on the little dog is as soft as down.

suggestive of (something)
What does "suggestive of (something)" mean?
to be reminiscent of somethingThe movie was suggestive of a time that disappeared many years ago.
Set in stone
What does "Set in stone" mean?
If something is set in stone, it cannot be changed or altered.
talk turkey
What does "talk turkey" mean?
to discuss something seriously"Now you`re talking turkey. Let`s finish and go home."
by the year
What does "by the year" mean?
one year at a time The contract for the garbage pickup is renewed by the year.

racket
What does "racket" mean?
noise; loud sounds (music, work-related noise)
for short
What does "for short" mean?
in a short formThe man always uses his nickname for short.
at first blush
What does "at first blush" mean?
when first seen, without careful studyAt first blush the man seemed like a good worker but later we had many problems with him.
fishy
What does "fishy" mean?
to be strange and suspicious Something is fishy with the man's excuse for being late for work.

fit Idioms



to jazz up (something)
What does "to jazz up (something)" mean?
brighten up something, add more noise/movement/color to somethingThey jazzed up the community center for the party tonight.

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