American Idioms and Expressions

On Medication Idiom

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on medication
What does on medication mean?
taking medicine for a current medical problemThe woman has been on medication for many years.
on medication
What does on medication mean?
taking medicine for a current medical problem The woman has been on medication for many years.


Some Random Idioms
bottom out
What does "bottom out" mean?
to reach the lowest or worst point The value of my stock has begun to bottom out and it should soon begin to increase in value.

take the Fifth
What does "take the Fifth" mean?
in the United States a witness at a trial has the right to refuse to incriminate him or herself because of the protection of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United StatesThe business executive decided to take the Fifth rather than give testimony at the trial.
get the hang of (something)
What does "get the hang of (something)" mean?
to learn how to do somethingThe boy was asked to help with the sound system after he got the hang of it.
chips are down
What does "chips are down" mean?
the time when one faces the greatest obstaclesWhen the chips are down the boy goes to his father for advice and encouragement.
Time and again
What does "Time and again" mean?
If something happens time and again, it happens repeatedly. ('Time and time again' is also used.)
paddle one's own canoe
What does "paddle one's own canoe" mean?
to do something by oneselfI was forced to paddle my own canoe when the rest of the staff went away for a seminar.
A watched pot never boils
What does "A watched pot never boils" mean?
Some things work out in their own time, so being impatient and constantly checking will just make things seem longer.
get hold of (something)
What does "get hold of (something)" mean?
to get possession of something"If you get hold of a dictionary, could you please let me borrow it for a few minutes."
soul kiss
What does "soul kiss" mean?
French kiss
let alone (something)
What does "let alone (something)" mean?
not to mention something, to say nothing of somethingI don`t have enough money to go to a movie let alone go on a holiday.

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