American Idioms and Expressions

Off Base Idiom

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off base
What does off base mean?
to be inaccurate/wrongHe was off base with his estimate of next year`s budget.
off base
What does off base mean?
wrong, unrealistic wrong, unrealisticThe general was off base with his estimate about how many soldiers were needed for the battle.
off base
What does off base mean?
to be inaccurate or wrong We were off base with our estimate of next year`s budget.

off base
What does off base mean?
wrong, unrealistic The government was off base with its estimate about how much the stadium would cost.


Some Random Idioms
keep one's eye on the ball
What does "keep one's eye on the ball" mean?
to remain alert to what is happening around you, to watch or follow the ball carefully while playing a game The man tries hard to keep his eye on the ball during a meeting.

close one's eyes to (something)
What does "close one's eyes to (something)" mean?
to ignore something, to pretend that something is not really happeningMy father closed his eyes to the problems that were happening in his company.
instrumental in (doing something)
What does "instrumental in (doing something)" mean?
playing an important part in doing somethingOur teacher was instrumental in getting the school to change their policy on using the library after school.
teacher's pet
What does "teacher's pet" mean?
the teacher's favorite student My sister was always the teacher's pet at her school.

bench warmer
What does "bench warmer" mean?
a player who remains on the bench, usually due to lack of skill. He was a bench warmer and never played in a single game.
wack
What does "wack" mean?
kill; murder
in consideration of (something)
What does "in consideration of (something)" mean?
after thinking about somethingIn consideration of the amount of time that I had spent on the case I charged a lot of money for my services.
greasy spoon
What does "greasy spoon" mean?
a small and cheap eating place with basic but not great foodWe went to a greasy spoon for breakfast because the other restaurants were closed.

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