American Idioms and Expressions

Of Late 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 late
What does of late mean?
latelyOf late there has been almost no rain in our city.
of late
What does of late mean?
lately Of late, there has been almost no rain in our city.


Some Random Idioms
rub shoulders (with someone)
What does "rub shoulders (with someone)" mean?
to work closely or associate with someoneThe sales manager rubs shoulders with some of the top business people in the city.
share and share alike
What does "share and share alike" mean?
have/get equal shares of somethingWe always share and share alike when we are on a camping trip.
call a meeting
What does "call a meeting" mean?
to request that a meeting be heldThe board of directors will call a meeting for next week.
face to face
What does "face to face" mean?
in personI had a face-to-face meeting with my supervisor to talk about my job performance.
ass bandit
What does "ass bandit" mean?
male homosexual
hold (someone) in high regard
What does "hold (someone) in high regard" mean?
have very great respect for someoneAll of the students hold the principal in high regard.
test the water
What does "test the water" mean?
check to see if a plan will work before you start check to see if a plan will work before you startThe fruit juice company tested the water before they began to sell the lemon fruit juice.
Keen as mustard
What does "Keen as mustard" mean?
(UK) If someone is very enthusiastic, they are as keen as mustard.
a cat nap
What does "a cat nap" mean?
a short sleep taken during the day I had a cat nap in the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.

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