American Idioms and Expressions

On Board 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 board
What does on board mean?
to be on a ship/plane or similar form of transportationWe got on board the airplane just before they closed the doors.
on board
What does on board mean?
to be on a ship or airplane or train or similar form of transportation We got on board the airplane just before they closed the doors.


Some Random Idioms
set (someone) back
What does "set (someone) back" mean?
to cost someone"How much did your new suit set you back?"
pay (someone) a back-handed/left-handed compliment
What does "pay (someone) a back-handed/left-handed compliment" mean?
to give someone a false compliment that is actually an insultThe speaker paid the host of the party a back-handed compliment.
PM
What does "PM" mean?
Post Meridiem - Latin for after noon Post Meridiem - Latin for after noonThe meeting started at exactly 1:00 PM.
cozy up to (someone)
What does "cozy up to (someone)" mean?
to try to be extra friendly to someone I do not know what my neighbor wants but recently he has been trying to cozy up to me.

as if
What does "as if" mean?
a strong expression of disbelief said in response to something that is false but the speaker wishes were true. Go on a date with him. As if!
talk big
What does "talk big" mean?
to talk boastfully, to bragThe man is always talking big but nobody believes what he says.
gas up
What does "gas up" mean?
to fill up a gas tank We must gas up before we leave on our holiday tomorrow.

bum (someone) out
What does "bum (someone) out" mean?
discourage or depress someone
feel dragged out
What does "feel dragged out" mean?
to feel exhaustedI was feeling dragged out so I went home and went to bed.
have a sweet tooth
What does "have a sweet tooth" mean?
to like to eat sweet foodsThe girl has a sweet tooth and she loves chocolate.

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