American Idioms and Expressions

On One's Honor Idiom

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on one's honor
What does on one's honor mean?
with honesty and sincerityI am on my honor when I look after the money of our club.

Some Random Idioms
in neutral
What does "in neutral" mean?
a car's motor is running but the gear is in neutral so the car does not move, something does not moveI put the car in neutral as I waited for the train to pass.
barf
What does "barf" mean?
vomit; vomitus. Damn, there's barf in the bathroom again. Who's responsible?
from stem to stern
What does "from stem to stern" mean?
from one end to the other, from the front to the back of a ship The boat was damaged from stem to stern after the big storm.

couch potato
What does "couch potato" mean?
someone who spends too much time watching TV. "You're a real couch potato, Jay. You need toget more exercise!"
The writing is on the wall
What does "The writing is on the wall" mean?
One can see the inevitable result of circumstances.We are having a downsizing and the writing is on the wall: we'll all be cut loose.
From the Book of Daniel in the Bible's Old Testament. Belshazzar, the king of Israel, had stolen from the temple in Jerusalem. At a party where wine was being consumed, the fingers of a man's hand appeared and wrote on the wall.
The interpretation of the writing was that the King's days were numbered. He had been weighed on the scales and found deficient and his kingdom was divided and given to the Medes and Persians. That same night, Belshazzar was killed.
the more the merrier
What does "the more the merrier" mean?
the more people who join in the fun the better it will beThe more the merrier I thought as everyone went to the beach.
as well as (someone or something)
What does "as well as (someone or something)" mean?
in addition to someone or something "Please bring your swimming suit as well as your towel."

bump off (someone)
What does "bump off (someone)" mean?
to kill someoneThe criminal gang bumped off the leader of the other gang.
have a go (at)
What does "have a go (at)" mean?
idiom. attempt; give a try
eat up (something) or eat (something) up
What does "eat up (something) or eat (something) up" mean?
to enjoy or absorb or appreciate something The students were eating up the comments by their professor.

for the world
What does "for the world" mean?
under any conditionsI would not want to sell my car for the world.
at sea
What does "at sea" mean?
to be on the sea, to be away on a voyage on the oceanWhen my grandfather was a young man he was at sea for several months.
by no means
What does "by no means" mean?
absolutely notBy no means will I permit my child to play with the new video game.

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