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|on (someone's) doorstep|
What does on (someone's) doorstep mean?
| in someone's care, as someone's responsibility||The responsibility for feeding the extra staff suddenly arrived on my doorstep.|
Some Random Idioms
What does "el-tee" mean?
What does "ill-gotten gains" mean?
| money acquired in a dishonest or illegal manner||The ill-gotten gains of the politician were the subject of a large government inquiry. |
|call it a day|
What does "call it a day" mean?
| stop work for the day.||"It's late and you've accomplished a lot. Why don'tyou call it a day?"|
|no end of/to (something)|
What does "no end of/to (something)" mean?
| seeming almost endless, very many/much of something||He had no end of problems when he lived overseas for a year.|
|sweep (someone) off his or her feet|
What does "sweep (someone) off his or her feet" mean?
| to overcome someone with strong feelings||We were both swept off our feet by the excitement of the ceremony. |
What does "honkie" mean?
|Walk in the park|
What does "Walk in the park" mean?
| An undertaking that is easy is a walk in the park. The opposite is also true - "no walk in the park".|
What does "What's new?" mean?
| What have you been doing?||"What's new?", I asked my friend after I hadn't seen him for three months.|
|rat out on (someone)|
What does "rat out on (someone)" mean?
| to desert or betray someone, to leave someone at a critical time||The boy's friend ratted out on him and refused to support him in his fight with the neighborhood bully.|
What does "broke" mean?
|without money.||A: "Can you lend me 10 dollars?"B: "I'm afraid not. I'm broke."|
What does "wad" mean?
|bankroll; handful of money|
|break into a cold sweat (about something)|
What does "break into a cold sweat (about something)" mean?
| become nervous or frightened about something||I broke into a cold sweat when I went to tell my teacher what I had done wrong. |