American Idioms and Expressions

On Account Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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on account
What does on account mean?
money paid or owed on a debtWe buy many things on account at the local department store.
on account
What does on account mean?
on credit, partial payment of a debt or an invoice We buy many things on account at the local department store.


Some Random Idioms
in reference to (something)
What does "in reference to (something)" mean?
concerning/regarding/about somethingThe letter was in reference to my earlier request for legal advice.
better the devil you know than the devil you don't
What does "better the devil you know than the devil you don't" mean?
it may be better to endure a situation that you are accustomed to than to risk a change for something that may be worseMy friend wanted to change banks but he felt that it was better the devil he knew than the devil he didn't so he stayed with his old bank.
hard feelings
What does "hard feelings" mean?
angry or bitter feelingsI don`t have any hard feelings toward my boss even though he fired me.
in the best of health
What does "in the best of health" mean?
very healthyMy father has been in the best of health for many years now.
kill the fatted calf
What does "kill the fatted calf" mean?
to prepare an elaborate banquet for someone We will kill the fatted calf and have a big feast for my parents.

bargain for (something)
What does "bargain for (something)" mean?
to negotiate the price and other terms of something We spent all morning bargaining for the car.

raise a hand
What does "raise a hand" mean?
to do something, to do one's share, to helpI am angry at my friend because he did not raise a hand to help me clean up the mess in the kitchen.
a white lie
What does "a white lie" mean?
a lie that is told to avoid offending someone or hurting his / her feelings. "The cake that Susan made tasted terrible, but I knew that
she made it because she wanted to please me, so when she
asked if I liked it, I told a white lie and said it was good."
trash
What does "trash" mean?
person of little value
hot item
What does "hot item" mean?
item that sells rapidly or successfully
last thing on (someone's) mind
What does "last thing on (someone's) mind" mean?
the last thing that someone is thinking aboutGoing to a movie was the last thing on my mind yesterday evening.

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