American Idioms and Expressions

Odd Man Out Idiom

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odd man out
What does odd man out mean?
an unusual person or thingI always feel that I am the odd man out when I go with my coworkers to a restaurant.
odd man out
What does odd man out mean?
an unusual person, a person who is different, a person who is left out of a group for some reason The boy is always the odd man out at the park.


Some Random Idioms
come about
What does "come about" mean?
to happen Everybody believes that the plans for the new community center will never come about.

teach one's grandmother to suck eggs
What does "teach one's grandmother to suck eggs" mean?
to try to tell or teach something to someone who knows more than you do about it Teaching some of the students how to use a computer is like teaching my grandmother to suck eggs. Most of them know more than I do.

keep one's finger's crossed
What does "keep one's finger's crossed" mean?
to wish for good luck I will keep my fingers crossed that I get the new job that I applied for.

as easy as duck soup
What does "as easy as duck soup" mean?
very easyIt was as easy as duck soup to find the book that I wanted in the library.
get the last laugh
What does "get the last laugh" mean?
to laugh at someone who has laughed at youWe got the last laugh when the car that had passed us on the highway got a speeding ticket.
go over like a lead balloon
What does "go over like a lead balloon" mean?
to fail to generate a positive responseThe sales manager's proposal went over like a lead balloon at the meeting
whack off
What does "whack off" mean?
waste time or energy; do little or nothing
for all I care
What does "for all I care" mean?
I do not care if something happens"For all I care, you can spend all of your money today."
have something down pat
What does "have something down pat" mean?
know/understand something completely and thoroughly."I know I did well on the test. I had all thematerial down pat."
better late than never
What does "better late than never" mean?
it is better to do something late than to never do it at all it is better to do something late than to never do it at allThe boy finally got a job after not working for three years but at least it was better late than never.

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