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What does off season mean?
| to be not in the busy time of the year, to be restricted (the hunting of an animal)||It was off season so we got a very cheap rate for the hotel room.|
Some Random Idioms
What does "go bananas" mean?
| to become highly excited, to behave in a crazy way||The boy's girlfriend went bananas when he forgot to buy her a birthday present.|
|crack down on (someone or something)|
What does "crack down on (someone or something)" mean?
| enforce a rule or law more strictly||The police recently decided to crack down on speeding cars.|
|stuck in traffic|
What does "stuck in traffic" mean?
| to be caught in a traffic jam||We were stuck in traffic for about one hour this morning.|
What does "sucker list" mean?
|a list of people who can be easily persuaded to buy something||The salesman used a sucker list to try and get people to buy his new product.|
|laugh (something) out of court|
What does "laugh (something) out of court" mean?
| dismiss (a legal case) as being ridiculous||They laughed the case out of court when the woman tried to sue the dog's owner after the dog ate her flowers.|
What does "sack" mean?
| fire; dismiss (an employee)|
|drive (someone) up a wall|
What does "drive (someone) up a wall" mean?
| to irritate or annoy someone greatly||My neighbor's constant complaining is driving me up a wall. |
|have a hold on (someone)|
What does "have a hold on (someone)" mean?
| have a strong and secure influence on someone||The coach has a very strong hold on the members of the team.|
What does "sporting chance" mean?
| some possibility of success|| some possibility of successThe tennis player was not given a sporting chance to win the tournament but still she tried very hard to win. |
What does "turn up" mean?
| to appear suddenly||The girls turned up when the party was almost over.|
What does "in practice" mean?
| in the actual doing of something||In practice the business does not operate the way that you would expect it to. |