American Idioms and Expressions

On Land 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 land
What does on land mean?
on the land, on the soil, not at seaThe old sailor was never very comfortable when he was on land.
on land
What does on land mean?
on the land, on the soil, not at sea The old sailor was never very comfortable when he was on land.


Some Random Idioms
a race against time
What does "a race against time" mean?
a rush to beat a deadlineIt was a race against time to rescue the miners who were trapped in the mine.
religious about (doing something)
What does "religious about (doing something)" mean?
to be strict about doing somethingMy father is religious about brushing his teeth before he goes to bed every night.
hit the dirt
What does "hit the dirt" mean?
fall on the ground and take cover under gunfireWe were told to hit the dirt during the bank robbery.
land on one`s feet/both feet
What does "land on one`s feet/both feet" mean?
come out of a bad situation successfullyMy friend always manages to land on his feet no matter how difficult the situation is.
children and fools speak the truth
What does "children and fools speak the truth" mean?
children and fools say things without knowing or thinking what they mean but often what they say is trueThe child said that the woman was too fat which was true. Children and fools do speak the truth.
strike a balance (between two or more things)
What does "strike a balance (between two or more things)" mean?
to find a satisfactory compromise between two extremesMy father works hard to strike a balance between his family and his job.
like water off a duck`s back
What does "like water off a duck`s back" mean?
without any effect, easilyCriticism falls away from my father like water off a duck`s back and he never worries about anything.
big fish in a small pond
What does "big fish in a small pond" mean?
an important person in a small place The man was not so important in the city but in the small town he was a big fish in a small pond.

dump on
What does "dump on" mean?
criticize or scold somebody
munchies
What does "munchies" mean?
craving for food, usually junk food
snail`s pace
What does "snail`s pace" mean?
a very slow movement forwardThe cars on the highway were moving at a snail`s pace.
pour out
What does "pour out" mean?
to come out in great number or quantity, to stream out of a placeAfter the football game thousands of fans poured out of the stadium.

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