American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Record Idiom

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off the record
What does off the record mean?
to be private, to be unofficialHe told the reporters off the record about the problem with the budget estimate.
off the record
What does off the record mean?
to be not published or revealed, to be a secretI told my boss off the record that I would probably not return after the summer holiday.
off the record
What does off the record mean?
unofficial, informalThe judge told the lawyers off the record what they could expect the lawsuit to settle for.
off the record
What does off the record mean?
unofficial, informal The judge told the lawyers off the record what they could expect the lawsuit to settle for.

off the record
What does off the record mean?
to be not published or revealed, to be a secret I told my boss off the record that I would probably not return after the summer holiday.

off the record
What does off the record mean?
private, unofficial The politician told the reporters off the record about the money problems.


Some Random Idioms
get cold feet
What does "get cold feet" mean?
to become timid or afraid to do or try somethingI wanted to go to Europe with my cousin but he got cold feet and decided not to go.
Leave well alone
What does "Leave well alone" mean?
If you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it, either physically or metaphorically.
Rome wasn't built in a day
What does "Rome wasn't built in a day" mean?
it takes time and hard work to complete a difficult jobRome was not built in a day and the government officials realized that it was going to take many years to rebuild the old area of the city.
Fair shake of the whip
What does "Fair shake of the whip" mean?
If everybody has a fair shake of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something.
by and large
What does "by and large" mean?
on the whole, considering everythingBy and large we had a good meeting even though it was very short.
put in (somewhere)
What does "put in (somewhere)" mean?
to stop at a port on a journey by waterThe ship put in at several ports during the cruise.
crazy about (someone)
What does "crazy about (someone)" mean?
think that another person is wonderful think that another person is wonderfulMy cousin has been crazy about the bank manager for many months now.
On the stump
What does "On the stump" mean?
When politicians are campaigning for support and votes, they are on the stump.
rake in the money
What does "rake in the money" mean?
to make a lot of moneyMy cousin's new pizza franchise has been raking in the money since it opened.
eyepopper
What does "eyepopper" mean?
something or somebody very appealing

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