American Idioms and Expressions

Of Course 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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of course
What does of course mean?
certainly, definitely, naturally"Of course you can use my car if you want."
of course
What does of course mean?
certainly, definitely, naturally "Of course you can use my car if you want to."


Some Random Idioms
draw a blank
What does "draw a blank" mean?
get no response from someone when you ask them a questionThe teacher drew a blank when she asked about the boy's plans for the weekend.
as sick as a dog
What does "as sick as a dog" mean?
very sick My friend was as sick as a dog when he left the restaurant last night.

choose sides
What does "choose sides" mean?
to choose from a group of people or players to be on opposing sides of a debate/fight/game We had to choose sides before we played the game.

took
What does "took" mean?
deceived; cheated; swindled
dough
What does "dough" mean?
money; cash. Where'd you get the dough to pay for that TV?
sitting pretty
What does "sitting pretty" mean?
to be in a favorable situationMy uncle is sitting pretty with his new job and high salary.
take (someone's) part
What does "take (someone's) part" mean?
to take a side in an argumentMy friend always takes my part when I am having an argument with someone.
Hive of worker bees
What does "Hive of worker bees" mean?
A hive of worker bees is a group of people working actively and cooperatively. Example: The classroom was a hive of worker bees.
Never darken my door again
What does "Never darken my door again" mean?
This is a way of telling someone never to visit you again.
second to none
What does "second to none" mean?
to be better than everythingThe performance by the opera singer was second to none.
as scarce as hen's teeth
What does "as scarce as hen's teeth" mean?
very scarce or nonexistent Cheap hotels in this city are as scarce as hen's teeth.

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