American Idioms and Expressions

On A Waiting List Idiom

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on a waiting list
What does on a waiting list mean?
to be on a list of people waiting for somethingMy father is on a waiting list to get an operation on his knee.
on a waiting list
What does on a waiting list mean?
on a list of people waiting for something My father is on a waiting list to get an operation on his knee.


Some Random Idioms
Muddy the waters
What does "Muddy the waters" mean?
If somebody muddies the waters, he or she makes the situation more complex or less clear.
once in a while
What does "once in a while" mean?
occasionallyWe like Japanese food so we go to that restaurant once in a while.
explain (oneself)
What does "explain (oneself)" mean?
to give an explanation for something wrong that you may have doneThe director was forced to explain himself after the accounting problems were discovered.
off and running
What does "off and running" mean?
make progress in something from the beginning (from horses who run quickly from the start of a race) make progress in something from the beginning (from horses who run quickly from the start of a race)The two candidates were off and running in the race to become mayor of the city.
hit bottom
What does "hit bottom" mean?
be at the very lowest, not be able to go any lowerThe economy hit bottom last year but is finally starting to improve.
in good hands
What does "in good hands" mean?
in the safe and able care of someoneThe stolen purse was in good hands after the police found it.
curiosity killed the cat
What does "curiosity killed the cat" mean?
being too nosy or curious may get a person into trouble "You should not worry about what your friend is doing. Remember, curiosity killed the cat."

stick out like a sore thumb
What does "stick out like a sore thumb" mean?
to be obvious and visibleThe man sticks out like a sore thumb when he wears his orange hat.
put all one's eggs in one basket
What does "put all one's eggs in one basket" mean?
to risk everything at once I do not want to put all my eggs in one basket and only invest money in real estate.

do without (something)
What does "do without (something)" mean?
to manage without something We will have to do without sugar because there is none left.

sixth sense
What does "sixth sense" mean?
a power to know or feel things other than by sight/hearing/smell/taste/touchMy friend seems to have a sixth sense and he knows many things that nobody else knows.
back out (something) from a parking space or back (something) out of a parking space
What does "back out (something) from a parking space or back (something) out of a parking space" mean?
to drive a vehicle out of a parking space The woman backed the car out of the parking space.

rear
What does "rear" mean?
buttocks

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