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|off the wall|
What does off the wall mean?
| to be odd/silly/unusual||The recent remarks by our boss were very much off the wall.|
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What does "hicksville" mean?
|small, rural town where people with little education or manners live|
|a leading question|
What does "a leading question" mean?
| a question to a witness that is designed to suggest or produce the reply that is wanted by the questioner||The judge reprimanded the lawyer for continuing to ask leading questions during the trial. |
|stop, look, and listen|
What does "stop, look, and listen" mean?
| to be careful at street corners to stop and then look and listen for other cars etc.||We teach the young children to stop, look, and listen when they cross the street.|
What does "LOL" mean?
| laughing out loud|
|as easy as duck soup|
What does "as easy as duck soup" mean?
| very easy||It was as easy as duck soup to find the book that I wanted in the library.|
|from door to door|
What does "from door to door" mean?
| moving from one door to another||The children went from door to door to collect money for the earthquake victims.|
|in one's own best interest(s)|
What does "in one's own best interest(s)" mean?
| to one's advantage or benefit||It was in my friend's own best interests to move into a larger apartment with his family. |
|bump into (someone)|
What does "bump into (someone)" mean?
| to meet someone by chance||I bumped into my friend at the department store yesterday.|
|get in on (something)|
What does "get in on (something)" mean?
| to become involved in something||My friend wants to get in on the planning of the summer festival.|
What does "haul asss" mean?
| hurry out of a place.|| Time to haul ass out of here before the cops show up.|
|mind one`s P`s and Q`s|
What does "mind one`s P`s and Q`s" mean?
| be very careful about what one does or says||You should mind your P`s and Q`s and not say anything to offend your aunt.|
|keep abreast (of something)|
What does "keep abreast (of something)" mean?
| keep informed about something||I read the newspaper regularly so that I can keep abreast of current events.|