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American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time.
|on and on|
What does on and on mean?
| continually, at tedious length||The speech continued on and on until we finally left the meeting. |
Some Random Idioms
|hold a grudge against (someone)|
What does "hold a grudge against (someone)" mean?
| not forgive someone for something||He has been holding a grudge against the company manager for many years.|
What does "foxy lady" mean?
|in a spot|
What does "in a spot" mean?
| in some trouble, in an embarrassing or difficult position||She is in a spot right now as she was unable to enter university and also has no job.|
|a bull in a china shop|
What does "a bull in a china shop" mean?
| a tactless person who upsets others or upsets plans, a very clumsy person||The boy is like a bull in a china shop so you should be careful if you invite him to your house.|
What does "con artist" mean?
|swindler; someone who deceives people out of money|
|sooner or later|
What does "sooner or later" mean?
| eventually. ||"You've been working too hard for too long. If youdon't relax a little, sooner or later you're going to get sick." |
|not miss much|
What does "not miss much" mean?
| to not miss observing any part of what is going on||Our teacher does not miss much and we must be very careful how we behave in her class.|
What does "bugger" mean?
| cause serious trouble or harm to somebody|
What does "hood" mean?
|neighborhood; immediate area where one lives|
What does "bad-mouth" mean?
| say unkind, unflattering, embarrassing (and
probably untrue) things about someone.||A: "I don't believe what Bob said. Why is hebad-mouthing me?"B: "He's probably jealous of your success."|
What does "turtle" mean?
|out of step|
What does "out of step" mean?
| to be out of harmony||He is out of step with the rest of the group and needs to think about what he should be doing.|
|wake the dead|
What does "wake the dead" mean?
| be very loud and able to wake even those who have died||Our neighbors told us that our stereo was so loud that it would wake the dead.|