American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Beaten Track Idiom

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off the beaten track
What does off the beaten track mean?
to be not well known or often used, to be unusualLast night we went to a small restaurant that was off the beaten track.
off the beaten track
What does off the beaten track mean?
not well known or often used, unusual Last night, we went to a small restaurant that was off the beaten track.


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in sight
What does "in sight" mean?
able to be seenThere were no birds in sight so we went back to the hotel and stopped bird watching for the day.
A for effort
What does "A for effort" mean?
the recognition that someone has tried hard to do something even though he or she may not be successful The students received an A for effort for their work on the class project.

divide (something) fifty-fifty
What does "divide (something) fifty-fifty" mean?
to divide something into two equal parts We divided the money that we won fifty-fifty.

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radical
What does "radical" mean?
excellent; good
slip away/off/out
What does "slip away/off/out" mean?
to go away or escape quietly or in secretI slipped away after my class and got something to eat.
pull up one`s socks
What does "pull up one`s socks" mean?
to make a greater effort"It is time that you pull up your socks and begin to work hard and take this job seriously."
a road hog
What does "a road hog" mean?
a car driver who uses more than his share of the roadThe person in front of me on the highway was a road hog but I tried not to get angry.
deal (someone) a bad hand
What does "deal (someone) a bad hand" mean?
to give someone bad cards in a card game, to give someone a disadvantage in something The card dealer never deals someone a bad hand on purpose.
The company dealt the man a bad hand when he got his bad schedule.

eyes are bigger than one's stomach
What does "eyes are bigger than one's stomach" mean?
take more food than one can eatMy eyes were bigger than my stomach when I went to the buffet table and put too much food on my plate.
You've got to be kidding!
What does "You've got to be kidding!" mean?
: You can't be serious! (What you said can't be true.
What you said is very surprising/hard to believe.) "
A: "Did you know that Bob quit his job?"B: "You've got to be kidding!"

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