American Idioms and Expressions

Offbeat Idiom

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offbeat
What does offbeat mean?
to be unconventional, to be different from the usualThe movie was very offbeat which is just the kind of movie that I like.
offbeat
What does offbeat mean?
unconventional, different from the usual The movie was very offbeat which is just the kind of movie that I like.


Some Random Idioms
milk of human kindness
What does "milk of human kindness" mean?
the natural kindness and sympathy that is shown to othersThe woman at the community center is full of the milk of human kindness.
fascinoma
What does "fascinoma" mean?
any interesting or amusing medical condition, particularly tumors and malignancies
under the table
What does "under the table" mean?
in secret and usually illegalHe paid some money under the table in order to get his product imported into the country.
Run into the sand
What does "Run into the sand" mean?
If something runs into the sand, it fails to achieve a result.
fritter (something) away
What does "fritter (something) away" mean?
to waste something little by littleThe man frittered away all of the money that he had won in the contest.
look good on paper
What does "look good on paper" mean?
something appears to be a good plan (but maybe not in actual practice)My supervisor's plan looks good on paper but in reality I don't think that it will be successful.
glitzy
What does "glitzy" mean?
glamourous or stylish in a flashy way
a hand-me-down
What does "a hand-me-down" mean?
a piece of clothing that is given to someone after another person does not need it My father wore many hand-me-down clothes when he was a child.

hither and thither
What does "hither and thither" mean?
in one direction and then in another, here and thereHe looked hither and thither when he discovered that he had lost his wallet.
closefisted (with money)
What does "closefisted (with money)" mean?
to be stingy with moneyMy uncle is very closefisted with money.
devil-may-care attitude
What does "devil-may-care attitude" mean?
an unworried attitude, an attitude where one does not care what happensThe man has a devil-may-care attitude to his job and nothing bothers him.
pay for (something)
What does "pay for (something)" mean?
to pay money for somethingI paid for dinner for my friends.

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