American Idioms and Expressions

On A Splurge Idiom

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on a splurge
What does on a splurge mean?
to spend much money extravagantlyWe went on a splurge last weekend and spent a lot of money.
on a splurge
What does on a splurge mean?
spending much money extravagantly We went on a splurge last weekend and spent much money.


Some Random Idioms
tell time
What does "tell time" mean?
to report the correct time, to be able to read time from a clock or watchThe child is only now learning to tell time.
speak off the cuff
What does "speak off the cuff" mean?
to speak in public without preparationMy father plans to speak off the cuff at his retirement party tonight.
for crying out loud
What does "for crying out loud" mean?
used to show that you are surprised or angry"For crying out loud please turn your radio down a little."
grounded in fact
What does "grounded in fact" mean?
based on factsThe decisions that were made during the legal discussions were grounded in fact.
stake a claim to (something)
What does "stake a claim to (something)" mean?
to make a claim for somethingEverybody in our class tried to stake a claim to the extra textbooks that were offered free.
Tall order
What does "Tall order" mean?
Something that is likely to be hard to achieve or fulfil is a tall order.
born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth
What does "born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth" mean?
to be born to wealth and comfort, to be born richThe boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he has never worked in his life.
Cook up a storm
What does "Cook up a storm" mean?
If someone cooks up a storm, they cause a big fuss or generate a lot of talk about something.
get off (someone`s) back
What does "get off (someone`s) back" mean?
to stop criticizing or nagging someone I wish that my mother would get off my back about trying to find a better job.

hang five
What does "hang five" mean?
surf while standing towrd the front of the board
step into (someone's) shoes
What does "step into (someone's) shoes" mean?
to take over a job or some role from someoneI plan to step into my supervisor's shoes when he is away on vacation.

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