American Idioms and Expressions

On Fire 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 fire
What does on fire mean?
to be burning, being burned with flamesThe small house was on fire when the fire truck arrived.
on fire
What does on fire mean?
burning, being burned with flames The house was on fire when the fire truck arrived.


Some Random Idioms
in arrears
What does "in arrears" mean?
late or overdue (usually for bills and money)My account at the department store was in arrears so the manager phoned me.
school of thought
What does "school of thought" mean?
a particular way or a philosophy of thinking about somethingThere are many schools of thought related to the different ways to learn a foreign language.
cry over spilt milk
What does "cry over spilt milk" mean?
to cry or complain about something that has already happened"Don`t cry over spilt milk. You can never change the past."
back-to-back
What does "back-to-back" mean?
something follows immediately after something else, two people touching backsThere were two back-to-back games today because of the rain last week.
cold snap/spell
What does "cold snap/spell" mean?
a sudden short period of cold weather The cold snap lasted for five days.

ball
What does "ball" mean?
a good time; great fun (at a party, etc.). We had a ball at that party last night.
get back
What does "get back " mean?
to returnWe got back from London early yesterday afternoon.
crash and burn
What does "crash and burn" mean?
fail dramatically (often in romance)
Hour of need
What does "Hour of need" mean?
A time when someone really needs something, almost a last chance, is their hour of need.

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