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|on one's own|
What does on one's own mean?
| by oneself||The young girl has been on her own since she finished high school.|
Some Random Idioms
|a left-handed compliment|
What does "a left-handed compliment" mean?
| an ambiguous compliment interpreted as offensive||He gave her a left-handed compliment when he said that her dyed hair looked nice.|
What does "veg" mean?
| relax; take it easy; do very little|
What does "ticket" mean?
|license; driver's license.|| "Ticket to Ride" (song title).|
What does "poop" mean?
What does "give out" mean?
| to be gone, to finish||We went camping for a week but our food gave out after only three days.|
|get one`s nose out of (something)|
What does "get one`s nose out of (something)" mean?
| to become uninvolved in something or in someone else's business||I wish that our secretary would get her nose out of my business.|
What does "no doubt" mean?
| without doubt, surely, certainly||No doubt he will be the one to win the contest again this year.|
What does "of late" mean?
| lately||Of late there has been almost no rain in our city.|
What does "specs" mean?
|specifications; detailed information (usually about technology).|| Just give me the specs on the new system.|
|put a hold on (something)|
What does "put a hold on (something)" mean?
| to place a restriction on something to show that it is reserved/delayed||I put a hold on several books at the library.|
What does "No sweat!" mean?
| No problem! No difficulty!||It was no sweat for me to finish work early and then drive my friend to the airport. |
What does "swipe" mean?
| take something|
|show one's hand|
What does "show one's hand" mean?
| to reveal one's intentions to someone||I tried hard not to show my hand during the discussions about my new job.|