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American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time.
What does on faith mean?
| without question or proof||I 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 privacy||It 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 motionless||I 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 suitable||His 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 temper||The passenger who was waiting in the line blew up at the ticket agent.|
What does "twerp" mean?
|small, annoying person|
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 job||Rome 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.|
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 sees||Seeing is believing and I did not believe the price of the car until I actually saw it.|
What does "easy mark" mean?
|somebody easily fooled, tricked, or deceived|
What does "lose weight" mean?
| to decrease one's weight||I want to lose weight so I have stopped eating sweets.|