American Idioms and Expressions

On Bended Knee Idiom

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on bended knee
What does on bended knee mean?
with great humilityThe young man was on bended knee when he asked his girlfriend to marry him.
on bended knee
What does on bended knee mean?
with great humilityI went to my neighbor on bended knee to ask him if I could borrow some tools.
on bended knee
What does on bended knee mean?
with great humility I went to my neighbor on bended knee to ask him if I could borrow some tools.

on bended knee
What does on bended knee mean?
with great humility The young man was on bended knee when he asked his girlfriend to marry him.


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freaked
What does "freaked" mean?
stunned; shocked; surprised
not know one's own strength
What does "not know one's own strength" mean?
to not realize how destructive or harmful one's strength can beThe little boy does not know his own strength and does much damage when he plays.
close at hand
What does "close at hand" mean?
within reach, handy There were no restaurants close at hand when we decided to go out for dinner.

flunk out
What does "flunk out" mean?
fail a course or fail out of schoolThe boy was very smart but he always flunked out of his language class.
get on the good side of (someone)
What does "get on the good side of (someone)" mean?
to get in someone's favorI took my aunt to a nice restaurant in order to get on her good side.
smart money is on (something)
What does "smart money is on (something)" mean?
people who know about money or business think that something is a good ideaThe smart money is on the government to introduce the new law this week.
as hungry as a bear
What does "as hungry as a bear" mean?
very hungryI was as hungry as a bear when I arrived home from work.
Too big for your boots
What does "Too big for your boots" mean?
If someone is too big for their boots, they are conceited and have an exaggerated sense of their own importance.
a cat nap
What does "a cat nap" mean?
a short sleep taken during the day I had a cat nap in the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.

You do not get a dog and bark yourself
What does "You do not get a dog and bark yourself" mean?
(UK) If there is someone in a lower position who can or should do a task, then you shouldn't do it.

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