American Idioms and Expressions

Off And Running Idiom

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off and running
What does off and running mean?
to be started up and already goingThe candidates are off and running in the race to become mayor of the city.
off and running
What does off and running mean?
make progress in something from the beginning (from horses who run quickly from the start of a race) make progress in something from the beginning (from horses who run quickly from the start of a race)The two candidates were off and running in the race to become mayor of the city.
off and running
What does off and running mean?
to be making a good start, to be progressing well The candidates are off and running in the race to become mayor of the city.

off and running
What does off and running mean?
making a good start, progressing well (horses are off and running when they start a race) The two candidates were off and running in the race to become mayor of the city.


Some Random Idioms
Get on like a house on fire
What does "Get on like a house on fire" mean?
If people get on like a house on fire, they have a very close and good relationship.
have a foot in both camps
What does "have a foot in both camps" mean?
support each of two opposing groups of peopleThe mayor of the city has a foot in both camps of the opposing groups.
get the cold shoulder
What does "get the cold shoulder" mean?
to be ignored or rejectedMy friend got the cold shoulder when he went to the expensive restaurant.
homo
What does "homo" mean?
homosexual (typically male)
see which way the wind is blowing
What does "see which way the wind is blowing" mean?
to determine what is the most suitable thing to doI want to see which way the wind is blowing before I decide what to do about my job.
drop out of (something)
What does "drop out of (something)" mean?
to quit school or a course of some kind The boy dropped out of the class after three months.

go like clockwork
What does "go like clockwork" mean?
to progress in a regular and dependable wayEverything was going like clockwork when suddenly the lights went out.
kick in the arse
What does "kick in the arse" mean?
something that motivates or gets somebody to do something
a hand-me-down
What does "a hand-me-down" mean?
a piece of clothing that is given to someone after another person does not need itMy father wore many hand-me-down clothes when he was a child.
ups and downs
What does "ups and downs" mean?
good fortune and bad fortuneHe is having a few ups and downs but generally he is doing well.
clear up (something)
What does "clear up (something)" mean?
to solve or explain (a problem etc.)We finally cleared up the problem that we were having with our computers.

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