American Idioms and Expressions

On Faith 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 faith
What does on faith mean?
without question or proofI took it on faith that my friend would help me when I had extra work to do.

Some Random Idioms
invasion of (someone's) privacy
What does "invasion of (someone's) privacy" mean?
intrude and cause someone to lose their privacyIt was an invasion of our privacy when the supervisor asked us to open the mail that we received in the company.
not move a muscle
What does "not move a muscle" mean?
to remain perfectly motionlessI was told to not move a muscle while the dentist was working on my teeth.
out of order
What does "out of order" mean?
to be against the rules, to be not suitableHis question was ruled out of order by the judge and he was not able to ask it.
blow up (at someone)
What does "blow up (at someone)" mean?
to get angry, to lose one's temperThe passenger who was waiting in the line blew up at the ticket agent.
twerp
What does "twerp" mean?
small, annoying person
air boss
What does "air boss" mean?
head of the flight deck on an aircraft carrier. Ask the air boss what to do about it.
Cut someone some slack
What does "Cut someone some slack" mean?
To relax a rule or make an allowance, as in allowing someone more time to finish something.
Rome wasn't built in a day
What does "Rome wasn't built in a day" mean?
it takes time and hard work to complete a difficult jobRome was not built in a day and the government officials realized that it was going to take many years to rebuild the old area of the city.
wacked out
What does "wacked out" mean?
drunk; intoxicated
sort of (something)
What does "sort of (something)" mean?
to be almost something, to be similar to something, to be not quite something"Did you finish cleaning the kitchen?"
seeing is believing
What does "seeing is believing" mean?
one must believe something that one seesSeeing is believing and I did not believe the price of the car until I actually saw it.
easy mark
What does "easy mark" mean?
somebody easily fooled, tricked, or deceived
lose weight
What does "lose weight" mean?
to decrease one's weightI want to lose weight so I have stopped eating sweets.

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