American Idioms and Expressions

Of Age Idiom

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of age
What does of age mean?
to be old enough to be allowed to do something (vote,drink etc.)When my cousin came of age we had a big party for him to celebrate.
of age
What does of age mean?
to be fully developed, to be matureRapid transportation came of age when the first jets were built.
of age
What does of age mean?
to be old enough to be allowed to do something (vote or drink etc.) When my cousin came of age we had a big party to celebrate.

of age
What does of age mean?
to be fully developed, to be mature Rapid transportation came of age when the first jets were built.


Some Random Idioms
lift/raise a finger/hand
What does "lift/raise a finger/hand" mean?
to do something to help someoneMy niece will never lift a finger to help anyone.
make (someone's) blood run cold
What does "make (someone's) blood run cold" mean?
to shock or horrify someone It made my blood run cold when I saw the little boy run into the road.

gunner
What does "gunner" mean?
hardworking, serious student
easy-going
What does "easy-going" mean?
to be tolerant and relaxed Our boss has a very easy-going management style.

el-tee
What does "el-tee" mean?
second lieutenant
out of breath
What does "out of breath" mean?
breathing fast and hardI was out of breath when I ran to catch the train.
fall short of (one`s expectations)
What does "fall short of (one`s expectations)" mean?
to be not as good as one expected The new movie fell short of people's expectations and attendance is very low.

hottie
What does "hottie" mean?
sexy, appealing person (usually a woman)
in (someone's) black books
What does "in (someone's) black books" mean?
to be in disgrace or out of favor with someoneThe boy is in his girlfriend's black books because he was late for their date.

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