American Idioms and Expressions

On One's Feet Idiom

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on one's feet
What does on one's feet mean?
recovering from sickness or troubleI was sick for a couple of weeks but now I am on my feet again.
on one's feet
What does on one's feet mean?
standing upEverybody in the audience was on their feet when the singer walked onto the stage.
on one's feet
What does on one's feet mean?
standing upI was on my feet for several hours yesterday.

Some Random Idioms
CIA
What does "CIA" mean?
Central Intelligence Agency - US spy and security organization Central Intelligence Agency - US spy and security organizationThe CIA was involved in the efforts to free the hostage air force pilot.
take a backseat to (someone or something)
What does "take a backseat to (someone or something)" mean?
to accept a poorer or lower position than someone, to be second to someone or something I had to take a backseat to my boss when we went on the business trip.
square off to do (something)
What does "square off to do (something)" mean?
to get ready for an argument or fightThe two candidates squared off to debate the important issues of the election.
tawny
What does "tawny" mean?
good; nice; excellent
thin-skinned
What does "thin-skinned" mean?
easily upset or hurt, very sensitive My friend is thin-skinned and is always upset about something that someone says to her.

Stomach Idioms



on again, off again
What does "on again, off again" mean?
to be unsettled/changeable/uncertainThe plans for the fireworks display were on again, off again because of the rainy and windy weather.
plea bargain
What does "plea bargain" mean?
plead guilty to a crime or decide not to fight against a charge in order to try and receive a light punishment (usually done in a negotiation between the defendant and his or her lawyer and the prosecutor)The man decided to plea bargain in order not to have to endure a long trial with an uncertain result.
arm in arm
What does "arm in arm" mean?
linked together by the arms The couple walked along the beach arm in arm.

play tricks on (someone)
What does "play tricks on (someone)" mean?
to trick or confuse someoneThe little boy liked to play tricks on his friends.
full of beans
What does "full of beans" mean?
feeling energetic, in high spirits My aunt is full of beans tonight and she does not want to stop talking.

TLC
What does "TLC" mean?
Tender Loving Care Tender Loving CareWith lots of TLC the house plants did very well under my sister's care.

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