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.
What does on schedule mean?
| to be at the expected or desired time||The train arrived on schedule and we found our friend easily.|
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What does "barbie" mean?
|barbeque grill; grill.|| Let's fire up the barbie and grill some burgers.|
|leave (someone or something) behind|
What does "leave (someone or something) behind" mean?
| leave someone or something somewhere||I left my coat behind in the restaurant.|
What does "eat dirt" mean?
| to act humble, to accept another person's insults or bad treatment||We made the boy eat dirt after he accused us of lying.|
|Thick and fast|
What does "Thick and fast" mean?
| If things are happening thick and fast, they are happening so fast they seemed to be joined together.|
What does "a once-over" mean?
| a quick look or examination of someone or something||We gave the rental car a once-over before we signed the contract.|
|Keep someone at arm's length|
What does "Keep someone at arm's length" mean?
| If you keep someone or something at arm's length, you keep a safe distance away from them.|
|Whet your appetite|
What does "Whet your appetite" mean?
| If something whets your appetite, it interests you and makes you want more of it.|
|get (something) out of (something)|
What does "get (something) out of (something)" mean?
| to get some kind of benefit from something||My mother does not understand why my aunt can get something out of going to an opera.|
What does "Go south" mean?
| If things go south, they get worse or go wrong.|
|make a scene|
What does "make a scene" mean?
| make a public display or disturbance||The woman made a scene in the supermarket when she saw the liquid soap on the floor.|
|wolf in sheep`s clothing|
What does "wolf in sheep`s clothing" mean?
| a person who pretends to be good but is not||He is a wolf in sheep`s clothing and you should be very careful when you deal with him.|
What does "shitty" mean?
| lousy; poor quality; undesirable.|| What shitty weather. 2. That's such a shitty car, what with the dents and scracthes.|
|talk (something) over|
What does "talk (something) over" mean?
| to discuss something||We asked for some time during the meeting to talk over the new proposal.|
What does "Tall order" mean?
| Something that is likely to be hard to achieve or fulfil is a tall order.|