American Idioms and Expressions

On/upon One`s Head Idiom

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on/upon one`s head
What does on/upon one`s head mean?
to be one`s own responsibilityHe himself brought the anger on his head and should not try and blame someone else.

Some Random Idioms
RSVP
What does "RSVP" mean?
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What does "hang loose" mean?
be cool; relax; be calm
stick to one's ribs
What does "stick to one's ribs" mean?
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What does "brain (someone)" mean?
to strike a person on the headThe spectator was brained in the middle of the match with a tennis ball.
cat burglar
What does "cat burglar" mean?
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honker
What does "honker" mean?
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able to (do something) standing on one's head
What does "able to (do something) standing on one's head" mean?
to be able to do something very easily and quicklyThe man is able to do his job standing on his head.

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