American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Track Idiom

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off the track
What does off the track mean?
to be not concerned with the topic under discussionMy friend was off the track when he suggested that the problem was caused by the other department.
off the track
What does off the track mean?
not concerned with the topic under discussion My friend was off the track when he suggested that the problem was caused by someone else.


Some Random Idioms
tell (someone) to his or her face
What does "tell (someone) to his or her face" mean?
to tell something to someone directlyI plan to tell my friend to his face about the problems that he has caused.
louse up
What does "louse up" mean?
throw into confusion, make a mess of something, spoil somethingShe loused up her job interview and has no chance to get the job now.
a shot in the arm
What does "a shot in the arm" mean?
something inspiring or encouraging, a boost of energyHis job search got a shot in the arm when the company president called him in for an interview.
on the other hand
What does "on the other hand" mean?
from another point of view, from the other side of an issueI am very tired but on the other hand I must do some work tonight.
alive and well
What does "alive and well" mean?
to be well and healthy The worker was alive and well after the accident.

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flying high
What does "flying high" mean?
to be very happy, to be joyfulMy neighbor has been flying high since she heard that she had won a car.
have/keep one's finger on the pulse
What does "have/keep one's finger on the pulse" mean?
to be aware of recent changes/developments in a particular situation or activityThe manager has her finger on the pulse of the company and she knows what everybody is doing.
in the bag
What does "in the bag" mean?
to be certainThe contract for the new insurance policy is in the bag.
raise a fuss
What does "raise a fuss" mean?
to make trouble, to cause a disturbanceThe woman at the restaurant raised a fuss when her meal arrived late.
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.

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