American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Top Of One`s Head Idiom

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off the top of one`s head
What does off the top of one`s head mean?
to be from memory, to be spontaneousHe knew all of the team members off the top of his head.
off the top of one`s head
What does off the top of one`s head mean?
without thinking about something very muchI was unable to remember the name of the restaurant off the top of my head.

Some Random Idioms
flat broke
What does "flat broke" mean?
to have no money at allI am flat broke and do not have enough money to pay my rent.
gas up
What does "gas up" mean?
to fill up a gas tankWe must gas up before we leave on our holiday tomorrow.
grind to a halt
What does "grind to a halt" mean?
to slow down and stop (like a machine when it is turned off)The city ground to a halt when the electric power was off for five hours.
rub (someone's) nose in (something)
What does "rub (someone's) nose in (something)" mean?
to remind someone of something that they have done wrong The girl's supervisor always rubs the girl's nose in it when she makes a mistake.

stop-and-go
What does "stop-and-go" mean?
stopping and continuing repeatedlyThe traffic is always stop-and-go during the morning rush hour.
put (something) down in black and white
What does "put (something) down in black and white" mean?
write something down, make or draw up a contractI put my strategy for the meeting down in black and white.
bull in a china shop
What does "bull in a china shop" mean?
someone who is clumsy and upsets other people or plans Our boss was like a bull in a china shop when I saw him at the meeting last week.

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