American Idioms and Expressions

On One's Chest Idiom

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on one's chest
What does on one's chest mean?
worrisome thoughts or feelings that one might need to share with someone elseI had a long talk with my friend last night because I had many problems on my chest.

Some Random Idioms
hit the bulls-eye
What does "hit the bulls-eye" mean?
to reach or focus on the main point of something Our manager hit the bulls-eye when he talked about the problems in the company.

What does "digs" mean?
from the heart
What does "from the heart" mean?
sincerely, honestly The boy gave his girlfriend some flowers with a message from the heart.

Pull your finger out!
What does "Pull your finger out!" mean?
(UK) If someone tells you to do this, they want you to hurry up. ('Get your finger out' is also used.)
What does "chivvy" mean?
repeatedly tell somebody to do something
the one and only
What does "the one and only" mean?
a famous and talented person, the unique and only "somebody"Yesterday the newspaper published an interview with the one and only inventor of the new DVD player.
in need
What does "in need" mean?
someone requires basic things like food/clothing/housingThe victims of the hurricane were very much in need after the storm was over.
be on the go
What does "be on the go" mean?
be very busy (going from one thing or project to another)."I'm really tired. I've been on the go all weeklong."
Murky waters
What does "Murky waters" mean?
Where people are behaving in morally and ethically questionable ways, they are in murky waters.


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