American Idioms and Expressions

Off Color Idiom

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off-color
What does off-color mean?
to be in bad taste, to be not polite, to be not the exact colorHe likes to tell off-color jokes which most people do not like.
off-color
What does off-color mean?
in bad taste, rudeThe man told an off-color joke at the party which made his wife very angry.
off-color
What does off-color mean?
not the exact colorWe painted our kitchen in an off-color of white.
off-color
What does off-color mean?
in bad taste, rude The man told an off-color joke at the party which made his wife angry.

off-color
What does off-color mean?
not the exact color We painted our kitchen in an off-color of white.

off-color
What does off-color mean?
to be in bad taste, to not be polite, to be not the exact color The man likes to tell off-color jokes which most people do not like.
We painted the walls an off-color of white.


Some Random Idioms
at peace
What does "at peace" mean?
to be peaceful, to be happyThe woman was relaxed and at peace after her friend's funeral.
hit (someone) right between the eyes
What does "hit (someone) right between the eyes" mean?
to make a strong impression on someone, to surprise someone greatlyThe news about the accident hit us right between the eyes and really shocked us.
small/wee hours (of the night/morning)
What does "small/wee hours (of the night/morning)" mean?
the hours immediately after midnightMy father likes to read the newspaper in the small hours of the night.
fugly
What does "fugly" mean?
fat and ugly
Bottoms up!
What does "Bottoms up!" mean?
everybody should drink now (this expression is used at the end of a drinking toast)"Bottoms up," our host said at the beginning of the dinner.
slice of the pie
What does "slice of the pie" mean?
a share of something (money etc.) The government wants a slice of the pie from the new casinos.

potato Idioms



hard on (someone's) heels
What does "hard on (someone's) heels" mean?
to be following someone very closelyThe dog was hard on the young boy's heels.
in the public eye
What does "in the public eye" mean?
publicly, visible to allThe actor has not been in the public eye since he got into trouble with the law.
sell (something) for a song
What does "sell (something) for a song" mean?
to sell something very cheaplyThey sold the furniture for a song.
Could eat a horse
What does "Could eat a horse" mean?
If you are very hungry, you could eat a horse.
come out of the blue
What does "come out of the blue" mean?
to appear suddenly (as if from the sky)My idea for making money suddenly came out of the blue.

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