American Idioms and Expressions

On Behalf Of (someone) 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 behalf of (someone)
What does on behalf of (someone) mean?
representing someoneThe lawyer went to the meeting on behalf of his client.

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thumbs up on (someone or something)
What does "thumbs up on (someone or something)" mean?
to be in favor of someone or somethingEverybody cheered when it was announced that we had voted thumbs up for a new holiday in the winter.
action
What does "action" mean?
excitement; activity in general; share of winnings or booty; sexual activity
No way!
What does "No way!" mean?
Absolutely not! / Definitely not!A: "You didn't open this letter addressed to me, didyou?"B: "No way! I'd never read look at else's mail!"
raise the ante
What does "raise the ante" mean?
increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict (an ante is the amount of money that you put on the table before beginning a card game) increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict (an ante is the amount of money that you put on the table before beginning a card game)The government raised the ante when they decided to cancel the contract of the health care workers.
have egg on one`s face
What does "have egg on one`s face " mean?
to be embarrassed (because of an obvious error) The man has egg on his face now that he has admitted that he was wrong about his boss.

one's flesh and blood
What does "one's flesh and blood" mean?
a close relative The girl is my flesh and blood so I felt terrible when she got into trouble.

catch some Zs
What does "catch some Zs" mean?
sleep for a while; take a nap."You look tired, John. Why don't you catch someZs?"
above all else
What does "above all else" mean?
most importantly of all Above all else, I plan to go to the Natural History Museum when I visit the city.

catch one`s breath
What does "catch one`s breath" mean?
to stop to rest and regain one`s normal breathingAfter running from the station it took a moment to catch my breath.
half-pint
What does "half-pint" mean?
very short, usually slender peson (typically male)
Politically correct
What does "Politically correct" mean?
Things or people that are politically correct use language that will not cause offence.

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