American Idioms and Expressions

Ocean(s) Of (something) Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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ocean(s) of (something)
What does ocean(s) of (something) mean?
a very large amount of somethingThere was oceans of food at the party.

Some Random Idioms
carve out a niche
What does "carve out a niche" mean?
to create a speciality or product or market that nobody else has The company was able to carve out a niche for their product among university students.

give (someone) a big hand
What does "give (someone) a big hand" mean?
to clap your hands for a speech/play/performanceThe audience gave the musicians a big hand when they finished their performance.
the last straw
What does "the last straw" mean?
the last insult or mistake that one can endure and which then causes some reactionThe fourth time that the girl came to work late was the last straw and we finally fired her.
regular as clockwork
What does "regular as clockwork" mean?
to be very dependable and regularThe bus comes by our house as regular as clockwork every morning.
Just for the heck of it
What does "Just for the heck of it" mean?
When someone does something just for the heck of it, they do it without a good reason.
make eyes at someone
What does "make eyes at someone" mean?
look at someone in a way that makes it clear that you like that person and find them attractive look at someone in a way that makes it clear that you like that person and find them attractiveThe man became angry when he thought that his girlfriend was making eyes at someone else at the party.

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