American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Wagon Idiom

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off the wagon
What does off the wagon mean?
to begin to drink alcohol again after stopping for awhileHe is off the wagon again. I saw him yesterday and I am sure that he had been drinking.
off the wagon
What does off the wagon mean?
drinking alcohol again after stopping for a period of time The man is off the wagon again. I saw him yesterday and I am sure that he had been drinking.


Some Random Idioms
go bad
What does "go bad" mean?
to become rotten/badThe apples will go bad if they are not eaten soon.
as black as a skillet
What does "as black as a skillet" mean?
very blackThe bottom of the little boy's feet were as black as a skillet.
read out loud
What does "read out loud" mean?
to read something so that other people can hear you The students each had a chance to read out loud from the book of poems.

wet blanket
What does "wet blanket" mean?
person who discourages others from having funHe is a wet blanket so we never invite him to our parties.
give (someone) the third degree
What does "give (someone) the third degree" mean?
to question someone in great detail about somethingThe policeman gave the young man the third degree when they saw him on the street.
feel at home
What does "feel at home" mean?
to feel accepted, to feel as if you are at homeThe woman always makes her guests feel at home.
feel it beneath oneself to do (something)
What does "feel it beneath oneself to do (something)" mean?
feel that one would be lowering oneself to do somethingThe young girl feels it beneath her to help clean the classroom.
in the twinkling of an eye
What does "in the twinkling of an eye" mean?
very quickly I went into the store and in the twinkling of an eye I lost my wallet.

flip one's lid
What does "flip one's lid" mean?
go crazy; go nuts
If you fly with the crows, you get shot with the crows
What does "If you fly with the crows, you get shot with the crows" mean?
If you wish to be associated with a particular high risk and/or high profile situation and benefit from the rewards of that association, you have to accept the consequences if things go wrong - you cannot dissociate yourself.
Twinkie
What does "Twinkie" mean?
Asian person who adopts the lifestyle, attitudes, and such of White people

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