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American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time.
What does on purpose mean?
| intentionally||I think that the woman spilled her drink on purpose.|
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What does "come" mean?
| experience orgasm|
|commit (something) to memory|
What does "commit (something) to memory" mean?
| to memorize something||The new manager was able to quickly commit the names of his staff to memory.|
|within a whisker of (doing something)|
What does "within a whisker of (doing something)" mean?
| almost do something||I came within a whisker of quitting my job but I decided to continue working there.|
|heart to heart|
What does "heart to heart" mean?
| candid, intimate||Our conversation was heart to heart and we both felt very good afterwords. |
|serve notice on (someone)|
What does "serve notice on (someone)" mean?
| to announce something to someone||We served notice on the apartment manager that we would leave the apartment at the end of the month.|
|not know one's own strength|
What does "not know one's own strength" mean?
| to not realize how destructive or harmful one's strength can be||The little boy does not know his own strength and does much damage when he plays.|
|keep one's feet (firmly) on the ground|
What does "keep one's feet (firmly) on the ground" mean?
| to remain firmly established||The man is trying hard to keep his feet firmly on the ground with his new job and new apartment.|
What does "wedgy" mean?
|pulling the underwear up tightly from behind|
|from hand to hand|
What does "from hand to hand" mean?
| from one person to another person and then to another||We passed the papers from hand to hand until they were all distributed. |
|raise a fuss|
What does "raise a fuss" mean?
| to make trouble, to cause a disturbance||The woman at the restaurant raised a fuss when her meal arrived late.|
What does "keep time" mean?
| keep the beat, keep the same musical rhythm||It is difficult for the girl to keep time when she is playing in the band.|
|out from under (someone or something)|
What does "out from under (someone or something)" mean?
| to be free and clear of someone or something||My friend is out from under her critical older sister who has gone to live in a different city.|