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|of benefit to (someone)|
What does of benefit to (someone) mean?
| to be good for someone, to be a benefit to someone||Another meeting to solve the problem would be of no benefit to myself so I decided not to attend.|
Some Random Idioms
|take a dig at (someone)|
What does "take a dig at (someone)" mean?
| to criticize someone, to say something that will irritate someone||The man is always taking a dig at his wife.|
|finger in the pie|
What does "finger in the pie" mean?
| a part ownership of something or responsibility for something||My uncle has his finger in the pie of many small companies in our town.|
|in black and white|
What does "in black and white" mean?
| in writing, officially||I put down my complaint in black and white.|
What does "fee simple" mean?
| absolute title or ownership of real estate||The property was sold fee simple by the woman.|
|make (someone's) blood run cold|
What does "make (someone's) blood run cold" mean?
| shock or horrify someone||The sight of the injured family in the car accident made my blood run cold.|
What does "rule" mean?
| be the top; be the best; dominate|
|deuce and a half|
What does "deuce and a half" mean?
|2.5 ton truck; medium-sized truck for cargo|
|as scarce as hen's teeth|
What does "as scarce as hen's teeth" mean?
| very scarce or nonexistent||Cheap apartment rentals are as scarce as hen's teeth in this city.|
|as calm as a toad in the sun|
What does "as calm as a toad in the sun" mean?
| very calm and content||The girl was as calm as a toad in the sun during the speech contest.|
|at the eleventh hour|
What does "at the eleventh hour" mean?
|at the last minute; almost too late.||"Yes, I got the work done in time. I finished it at the eleventh hour, but I wasn't late.|
What does "off base" mean?
| wrong, unrealistic|| wrong, unrealisticThe general was off base with his estimate about how many soldiers were needed for the battle. |
What does "doggy bag" mean?
|bag or container for leftovers in a restaurant so they can be eaten at home|