American Idioms and Expressions

On Probation Idiom

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on probation
What does on probation mean?
to be serving a period of probation, to be serving a trial periodThe new employee was on probation for several months before he became a regular member of the staff.
on probation
What does on probation mean?
serving a period of probation - probation is when a person who is guilty of a crime is allowed to be free but is supervised by the governmentThe man was on probation for robbing a small store last year.
on probation
What does on probation mean?
serving a period of probation - probation is when a person who is guilty of a crime is allowed to be free but is supervised by the government and its probation officers The man was on probation for robbing a small store last year.

on probation
What does on probation mean?
serving a period of probation, serving a trial period The new employee was on probation before he became a regular member of the staff.


Some Random Idioms
no picnic
What does "no picnic" mean?
not pleasant, difficultIt was no picnic trying to drive to the lake during the storm.
at the end of one`s rope
What does "at the end of one`s rope" mean?
to be at the limit of one`s ability to copeI am at the end of my rope about what to do about my current situation at work.
two heads are better than one
What does "two heads are better than one" mean?
two people working together can achieve better results than one person working aloneTwo heads are better than one when you are trying to solve a difficult problem.
half a loaf is better than none
What does "half a loaf is better than none" mean?
a proverb that says that having part of something is better than having nothing at allHalf a loaf is better than none and I would rather work part-time than have no job at all.
get off the ground
What does "get off the ground" mean?
to make a successful beginning My uncle's new business never got off the ground and he must try to sell it.

full steam ahead
What does "full steam ahead" mean?
with as much energy and enthusiasm as possibleIt was full steam ahead with the project to build the new stadium.
fork out money for (something)
What does "fork out money for (something)" mean?
to pay money for somethingI had to fork out much money to have my car fixed.
look for trouble
What does "look for trouble" mean?
do something that may cause troubleThe young boys spend every Saturday evening walking around and looking for trouble.
past (someone or something's) prime
What does "past (someone or something's) prime" mean?
to be beyond the most useful or productive period of someone or somethingThe young skater is past her prime as a figure skater.
set (someone) back
What does "set (someone) back" mean?
to cost someone"How much did your new suit set you back?"
keep (someone) out of one's hair
What does "keep (someone) out of one's hair" mean?
to keep someone from annoying or bothering youWe tried hard to keep the little boy out of our hair while we were preparing for the wedding.
do (something) in a heartbeat
What does "do (something) in a heartbeat" mean?
to do something almost immediately if you have the chanceI would change jobs in a heartbeat if I had the chance.

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