American Idioms and Expressions

On A Diet Idiom

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on a diet
What does on a diet mean?
to be eating less food so that you can lose weightI was on a diet for several months last year.
on a diet
What does on a diet mean?
to be trying to lose weight by eating less foodI have been on a diet for two months now.
on a diet
What does on a diet mean?
to be trying to lose weight by eating less food I have been on a diet for two months now.

on a diet
What does on a diet mean?
to be eating less food so that you can lose weight I was on a diet for several months last year.


Some Random Idioms
Out in the sticks
What does "Out in the sticks" mean?
(UK) If someone lives out in the sticks, they live out in the country, a long way from any metropolitan area.
Take a straw poll
What does "Take a straw poll" mean?
If you take a straw poll, you sound a number of people out to see their opinions on an issue or topic.
lovely weather for ducks
What does "lovely weather for ducks" mean?
rainy weatherI commented to the wet letter carrier that it was lovely weather for ducks today.
green thumb
What does "green thumb" mean?
a talent for gardening, the ability to make things growMy neighbor has a green thumb and she is able to grow one of the best gardens in our neighborhood.
Lap dog
What does "Lap dog" mean?
A lap dog is a person who is eager to please another at the expense of his or her own needs in order to maintain a position of privilege or favor.
dead end
What does "dead end" mean?
the end of a road, an impasseThe negotiations between the players and the owners have come to a dead end.
Hail-fellow-well-met
What does "Hail-fellow-well-met" mean?
Someone whose behavior is hearty, friendly and congenial.
feel put upon
What does "feel put upon" mean?
to feel that someone is taking unfair advantage of you My sister always feels put upon when the relatives of her husband come to visit.

Clean as a whistle
What does "Clean as a whistle" mean?
If something is as clean as a whistle, it is extremely clean, spotless. It can also be used to mean 'completely', though this meaning is less common nowadays. If somebody is clean as a whistle, they are not involved in anything illegal.
pile of shit
What does "pile of shit" mean?
lies
pissant
What does "pissant" mean?
completely worthless
eat like a bird
What does "eat like a bird" mean?
to eat only a small amount of food The girl eats like a bird and is very slim.

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