American Idioms and Expressions

Off To One Side Idiom

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off to one side
What does off to one side mean?
to be beside something, to be moved a little away from somethingWe put the old chair off to one side while we tried to decide what to do with it.
off to one side
What does off to one side mean?
beside something, moved away from something We will put the chair off to one side while we decide what to do with it.


Some Random Idioms
bring up the rear
What does "bring up the rear" mean?
to be at the end of the line or in the last positionThe runner from the other school was bringing up the rear in the school relay race.
put on the feed bag
What does "put on the feed bag" mean?
to eat a meal (like a horse would) We put on the feed bag immediately after we got home.

keep the wolf from the door
What does "keep the wolf from the door" mean?
to maintain oneself at the most basic levelMy friend's part-time job is enough for him to keep the wolf from the door.
not a dry eye in the house
What does "not a dry eye in the house" mean?
everybody in an audience feels sad or emotional or criesThere was not a dry eye in the house when the manager gave her farewell speech.
piss-poor
What does "piss-poor" mean?
extremely poor; having no money
a thorn in (someone's) side
What does "a thorn in (someone's) side" mean?
a constant bother or annoyance to someoneThe reporter is a thorn in the politician's side.
get (someone`s) goat
What does "get (someone`s) goat" mean?
to irritate someoneMy friend is always getting my goat and I am tired of him.
cut off one`s nose to spite one`s face
What does "cut off one`s nose to spite one`s face" mean?
to make things worse for oneself by trying to harm someone/something elseThe man cut off his nose to spite his face when he became angry and quit his job.
kick-ass
What does "kick-ass" mean?
appealing; fun; exciting
hold a candle to (someone or something)
What does "hold a candle to (someone or something)" mean?
be in the same class or level as someone or something (usually used with a negative)The new restaurant can`t hold a candle to the one that I usually go to.
jack up the price of (something)
What does "jack up the price of (something)" mean?
to make a price higherThe steel company decided to jack up the price of steel at the beginning of the year.

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