American Idioms and Expressions

On Order Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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on order
What does on order mean?
ordered with the delivery expected at some future dateThe store has several computer printers on order.
on order
What does on order mean?
something that is ordered with the delivery expected at some future date The store has several computer printers on order.


Some Random Idioms
team player
What does "team player" mean?
someone who works well with others to achieve some goal someone who works well with others to achieve some goal The man is a team player and works well with all of the other members of the staff.
button one`s lip
What does "button one`s lip" mean?
to stop talking, to be quiet"Please button your lip so we can hear what the speaker is saying."
cut and run
What does "cut and run" mean?
cease all action and flee immediately
have the wherewithal to (do something)
What does "have the wherewithal to (do something)" mean?
have the money or energy to do somethingThe man does not have the wherewithal to go to court and fight his case.
kick in the butt
What does "kick in the butt" mean?
something that motivates or gets somebody to do something
pissed off
What does "pissed off" mean?
upset; angry
make it
What does "make it" mean?
succeedThe woman worked hard and was able to make it in the publishing industry.
as innocent as a lamb
What does "as innocent as a lamb" mean?
having no guilt, naiveThe little girl is as innocent as a lamb and everybody loves her.
SIW
What does "SIW" mean?
self-inflicted wound
call for (someone or something)
What does "call for (someone or something)" mean?
to require something, to need the services of someoneOur problems with the toilet call for a good plumber.
roll out the red carpet
What does "roll out the red carpet" mean?
to greet a person with great respect, to give a big welcome to someone The government rolled out the red carpet when the politician came to visit.

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