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.
What does on location mean?
| a movie being filmed in a location away from the movie studio||The movie was filmed on location in the mountains.|
Some Random Idioms
|every last one|
What does "every last one" mean?
| every single one||Every last one of the children received a certificate from the swimming club.|
|lose one's grip|
What does "lose one's grip" mean?
| lose a secure grasp or hold of something||The rock climber lost his grip and fell off the side of the cliff.|
What does "BA" mean?
| Bachelor of Arts - from a university|| Bachelor of Arts - from a universityMy brother has received a BA in economics from his university. |
|as gaudy as a butterfly|
What does "as gaudy as a butterfly" mean?
| gaudy, colorful||The woman was as gaudy as a butterfly when she left for the concert.|
|tough it out|
What does "tough it out" mean?
| to endure a difficult situation||I want to quit my job but for now I plan to tough it out.|
What does "Queue jumping" mean?
| Someone who goes to the front of a queue instead of waiting is jumping the queue.|
|take down (something)|
What does "take down (something)" mean?
| to write or record something that is said at a meeting/lecture/discussion||I took down many notes during the lecture last week.|
|Run something into the ground|
What does "Run something into the ground" mean?
| If people run something into the ground, they treat or manage it so badly that they ruin it.|
What does "bitch" mean?
|complaint; gripe.|| What's your bitch now?|
What does "turn out" mean?
| to be found or known, to prove to be true||It turned out that more people came to the party than we expected.|
|grit one's teeth|
What does "grit one's teeth" mean?
| to grind one's teeth together in anger and determination and reluctance||I grit my teeth and phoned my father to ask if I could borrow some money.|
|Let sleeping dogs lie.|
What does "Let sleeping dogs lie." mean?
| Don't cause problems by doing
something when it isn't necessary. ||"I know that what Julie said made you angry, butlet sleeping dogs lie. If you say or do anything, you'll only make things worse."|
|hit the bricks|
What does "hit the bricks" mean?
| begin walking|