American Idioms and Expressions

Odds And Ends Idiom

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odds and ends
What does odds and ends mean?
a variety of small items (sometimes remnants of something)We made games for the children from odds and ends that we found around the house.
odds and ends
What does odds and ends mean?
a variety of small items (sometimes remnants of something else) We made games for the children from odds and ends that we have at our house.


Some Random Idioms
shy away from (someone or something)
What does "shy away from (someone or something)" mean?
to avoid someone or somethingRecently my doctor has shied away from giving me advice about my eating habits.
a pillar of strength/support
What does "a pillar of strength/support" mean?
someone who provides strong support for someone, a strong/powerful personThe man is a pillar of strength in the community.
cast an eye over (something)
What does "cast an eye over (something)" mean?
to read or look at something quicklyI cast an eye over the report before I went to the meeting.
Tried and tested
What does "Tried and tested" mean?
If a method has been tried and tested, it is known to work or be effective because it has been successfully used long enough to be trusted.
Time of your life
What does "Time of your life" mean?
If you're having the time of your life, you are enjoying yourself very much indeed.
a leading question
What does "a leading question" mean?
a question that suggests the kind of answer that you want to hearThe lawyer asked the man a leading question when he asked him why he had lied about the money. He had never lied about money.

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