American Idioms and Expressions

Off Balance Idiom

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off balance
What does off balance mean?
to be not prepared for something, to be unable to meet the unexpectedI was off balance when my boss asked me to deliver the speech instead of him.
off balance
What does off balance mean?
to be not prepared for something, to be unable to meet the unexpected I was off balance when my boss asked me to deliver the speech instead of him.


Some Random Idioms
get along on a shoestring
What does "get along on a shoestring" mean?
to be able to live on very little moneyThe woman was forced to get along on a shoestring when she was a student.
fast-track
What does "fast-track" mean?
move something or somebody quicky through an organization or situation
dog dags
What does "dog dags" mean?
very hot, sunny days in August
have one's eye on (someone or something)
What does "have one's eye on (someone or something)" mean?
to want someone or something and hope that you will be able to get it or him or her The woman has her eye on a new job in the company and she is working very hard to get it.
The company has their eye on the famous art director.

dead letter
What does "dead letter" mean?
a piece of mail that cannot be delivered or returned to the senderThe letter with no return address went back to the post office as a dead letter.
Dead and buried
What does "Dead and buried" mean?
If something is dead and buried, it has all long been settled and is not going to be reconsidered.
all right
What does "all right" mean?
okay, satisfactoryShe said that it would be all right for me to bring my friend to the party.
put one's head in the lion's mouth
What does "put one's head in the lion's mouth" mean?
to put oneself in a dangerous or difficult situationI put my head in the lion's mouth when I went to the meeting with my boss.

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