American Idioms and Expressions

Off Center 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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off-center
What does off-center mean?
to be not exactly in the center or middle of somethingThe picture was off-center and did not look good on the wall.
off-center
What does off-center mean?
to be not exactly in the center or middle of something The picture was off-center and did not look good on the wall.


Some Random Idioms
fat of the land
What does "fat of the land" mean?
the best of everything (without having to work for it) My friend wants to move to the country and live off the fat of the land.

clam up
What does "clam up" mean?
to close one's mouth, to shut upThe students clammed up when they saw the teacher.
back to the salt mines
What does "back to the salt mines" mean?
to return to work or return to something else that you do not want to doWe finished our lunch and went back to the salt mines.
go for broke
What does "go for broke" mean?
to risk everything on one big effort, to try as hard as possibleWe are going for broke to try and win the new contract.
brain drain
What does "brain drain" mean?
the loss of talented and educated people from one place/country to other places/countries where conditions are betterThere is a brain drain from many poor countries to wealthy countries where conditions are better.
say (something) in a roundabout way
What does "say (something) in a roundabout way" mean?
to say something indirectlyI had to say what I wanted to say in a roundabout way in order to make my point.
far out
What does "far out" mean?
rarefied; obscure; difficult to comprehend

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