American Idioms and Expressions

Off Like A Shot Idiom

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off like a shot
What does off like a shot mean?
to go away quicklyThe children were off like a shot when the school bell rang.
off like a shot
What does off like a shot mean?
to go away quickly The children were off like a shot when the school bell rang.


Some Random Idioms
so clean you can eat off the floor
What does "so clean you can eat off the floor" mean?
very clean My mother's kitchen is so clean that you can eat off the floor.

pull (someone`s) leg
What does "pull (someone`s) leg" mean?
to trick or fool someone in a playful wayMy grandfather is always pulling my leg when he comes to visit us.
all along
What does "all along" mean?
all the timeI knew all along that my friend would not get the promotion.
green belt
What does "green belt" mean?
an area of fields and trees around a town Our city has a policy to increase the green belt around the city.

pops
What does "pops" mean?
you (when addressing an older male you do not personally know). Hey, pops, help me out here for a minute.
get sidetracked
What does "get sidetracked" mean?
to become diverted from one's taskI began to watch the news and got sidetracked in what I had planned to do.
get out of a jam
What does "get out of a jam" mean?
to get free from a problem or bad situationWe got out of a jam this morning when enough people came to help finish the job.
RCMP
What does "RCMP" mean?
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Canada's national police force Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Canada's national police forceThe movie was about the RCMP and it took place in northern Canada.
high-and-mighty
What does "high-and-mighty" mean?
arrogantHe always acts high-and-mighty in front of his employees.
have legs
What does "have legs" mean?
idiom. able to sustain popularity (said of movies, books, and other media)

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