American Idioms and Expressions

Off Guard Idiom

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off guard
What does off guard mean?
to be not alert to the unexpectedIt caught me off guard when my friend suddenly asked me to lend her some money.
off guard
What does off guard mean?
not alert to the unexpected It caught me off guard when my friend suddenly asked me to lend her some money.


Some Random Idioms
Sod's law
What does "Sod's law" mean?
Sod's law states that if something can go wrong then it will.
born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth
What does "born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth" mean?
to be born rich, to have more than everything that you need since birthThe boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has never worked in his life.
Stick to your guns
What does "Stick to your guns" mean?
If you stick to your guns, you keep your position even though people attack or criticise you.
whack off
What does "whack off" mean?
masturbate (men only)
bitter pill to swallow
What does "bitter pill to swallow" mean?
an unpleasant fact that one must acceptLosing the election was a bitter pill to swallow for the candidate.
rest on one`s laurels
What does "rest on one`s laurels" mean?
to be satisfied with the success that one has already achievedMy boss is always willing to work hard and is not the type of person to rest on his laurels.
gung-ho
What does "gung-ho" mean?
to be enthusiastic, to be full of eagernessMy friend is gung-ho about her new job at the library.
pour out
What does "pour out" mean?
to come out in great number or quantity, to stream out of a placeAfter the football game thousands of fans poured out of the stadium.

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