American Idioms and Expressions

Off One`s Chest Idiom

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off one`s chest
What does off one`s chest mean?
to talk about a problem to someone so that it does not bother you anymoreI talked to my friend and I was able to get some of my problems off my chest.
off one`s chest
What does off one`s chest mean?
remove something so it doesn't bother one anymoreI talked to my friend for a long time and was able to get some problems off my chest.

Some Random Idioms
Will-o'-the-wisp
What does "Will-o'-the-wisp" mean?
Something that deceives by its appearance is a will-o�-the-wisp; it looks good, but turns out to be a disappointment.
in return for (someone or something)
What does "in return for (someone or something)" mean?
as part of an exchange, as a way of paying someone backIn return for cleaning his carpets my friend helped me clean up our basement.
fuck friend
What does "fuck friend" mean?
a friend one has sexual relations with; a friend with benefits. I'm off to see my fuck friend for some fun.
two can play that game
What does "two can play that game" mean?
you can treat another person in the same way as they have treated youThe man told his boss that two can play that game and if the boss was too strict then he would be inflexible as well.
True colours
What does "True colours" mean?
If someone shows their true colours, they show themselves as they really are. ('True colors' is the American spelling.)
make the grade
What does "make the grade" mean?
succeed, qualify for somethingHe was not able to make the grade and could not join the football team.
as red as a lobster
What does "as red as a lobster" mean?
very redThe girl was as red as a lobster after sitting in the sun all day.
have a soft spot in one's heart (for someone or something)
What does "have a soft spot in one's heart (for someone or something)" mean?
to be fond of someone or somethingMy grandfather always had a soft spot in his heart for his youngest daughter.
have one's head in the clouds
What does "have one's head in the clouds" mean?
to be unaware of what is going onThe store clerk usually has his head in the clouds and makes many mistakes.

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