American Idioms and Expressions

Of The Old School 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 the old school
What does of the old school mean?
to have attitudes from the past which are no longer popularOur teacher's attitudes are of the old school and are not often found these days.
of the old school
What does of the old school mean?
attitudes from the past which are no longer popular Our teacher's attitudes are of the old school and are not often found these days.



Some Random Idioms
set forth (something)
What does "set forth (something)" mean?
to explain something exactly or clearlyThe manager carefully set forth the terms of the rental contract.
at this juncture
What does "at this juncture" mean?
at the present timeWe were told that at this juncture there was no point to continue with the meeting.
boogie
What does "boogie" mean?
type of dance to rock music
steel pot
What does "steel pot" mean?
helmet made of steel with a plastic liner
(work) hand in glove with (someone)
What does "(work) hand in glove with (someone)" mean?
(work) very close to someoneThe supervisor and manager work hand in glove to create a good atmosphere in the company.
What can sorry do?
What does "What can sorry do?" mean?
This means that it is not enough to apologise.
behind schedule
What does "behind schedule" mean?
to fail to do something by the time on the scheduleThe trains were behind schedule because of the accident early in the morning.
follow-up meeting
What does "follow-up meeting" mean?
a meeting where you discuss previous business We will have a follow-up meeting to discuss the new product.

hold one's end of the bargain up
What does "hold one's end of the bargain up" mean?
do one's part as you have agreedThe students were not holding their end of the bargain up when they didn't do their homework.
on the heels of (something)
What does "on the heels of (something)" mean?
soon after somethingThere was a large rain storm on the heels of the wind storm.
a once-over
What does "a once-over" mean?
a quick look or examination of someone or somethingWe gave the rental car a once-over before we signed the contract.
off the track
What does "off the track" mean?
to be not concerned with the topic under discussionMy friend was off the track when he suggested that the problem was caused by the other department.

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