American Idioms and Expressions

On No Account Idiom

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on no account
What does on no account mean?
for no reason, absolutely notOn no account am I going to let my friend borrow my laptop computer.
on no account
What does on no account mean?
for no reason, absolutely not On no account will I let my friend borrow my laptop computer.


Some Random Idioms
more dead than alive
What does "more dead than alive" mean?
exhausted, near deathI felt more dead than alive when I returned from the hiking trip.
Alive and kicking
What does "Alive and kicking" mean?
If something is active and doing well, it is alive and kicking. (It can be used for people too.)
flip side
What does "flip side" mean?
other side of a story, argument, or claim
snow job
What does "snow job" mean?
deception; con
see eye to eye (with someone)
What does "see eye to eye (with someone)" mean?
to agree with someone, to have the same opinion as someone elseI never see eye to eye with my friend about which television program to watch.
two-faced
What does "two-faced" mean?
disloyal, untrustworthyI think that our supervisor is two-faced and cannot be trusted.
as sour as vinegar
What does "as sour as vinegar" mean?
sour and disagreeable The old man next door is as sour as vinegar.

turn over (something) to (someone)
What does "turn over (something) to (someone)" mean?
to give something to someone for their use or careI turned over my apartment keys to the landlord when I went away for a month.
Home stretch
What does "Home stretch" mean?
The home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project.
out of the red
What does "out of the red" mean?
to be out of debtThe small company is out of the red after two years of cutting costs.
feel (something) in one's bones
What does "feel (something) in one's bones" mean?
sense something, have an intuition about somethingI feel it in my bones that I am not going to get the job that I want.

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