American Idioms and Expressions

On Duty Idiom

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on duty
What does on duty mean?
to be at work, to be currently doing one's workThere was nobody on duty when we arrived at the swimming pool.
on duty
What does on duty mean?
at work, currently doing one's work There was nobody on duty when we arrived at the swimming pool.


Some Random Idioms
leave/let well enough alone
What does "leave/let well enough alone" mean?
be satisfied with something that is good enough"You should leave well enough alone and be happy with your work schedule the way it is."
raise an objection (to/about someone or something)
What does "raise an objection (to/about someone or something)" mean?
make an objection about someone or somethingThe defense lawyer stood up during the trial to raise an objection about the testimony of the witness.
gazoo
What does "gazoo" mean?
buttocks
take (someone) up on (something)
What does "take (someone) up on (something)" mean?
to take advantage of someone's offer of somethingI took my friend up on his offer to let me borrow his new car.
build (something) to order
What does "build (something) to order" mean?
to make something especially for a customer The family wanted to build their kitchen table to order.

have one's finger in too many pies
What does "have one's finger in too many pies" mean?
to be involved in too many things so that you cannot do any of them wellOur supervisor has her finger in too many pies to really do her job well.
a cat has nine lives
What does "a cat has nine lives " mean?
cats can survive accidents that would kill most animals The boy never becomes injured. He is like a cat with nine lives.

milk of human kindness
What does "milk of human kindness" mean?
the natural kindness and sympathy that is shown to others The woman at the community center is full of the milk of human kindness.

a sitting target
What does "a sitting target" mean?
someone who is in a position that can be easily attackedThe manager was a sitting target for the criticism by the staff.
leave a bad taste in one`s mouth
What does "leave a bad taste in one`s mouth" mean?
to leave a bad feeling or memory with someoneThe way that the company treated us left a bad taste in our mouth.
let (something) slide by
What does "let (something) slide by" mean?
forget or miss an important time or dateI let my girlfriend's birthday slide by without noticing it.

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