American Idioms and Expressions

On Shaky Ground Idiom

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on shaky ground
What does on shaky ground mean?
to be unstable, to be not secureHis position at the company has been on shaky ground for a long time.
on shaky ground
What does on shaky ground mean?
unstable, not secure The man's position at the company has been on shaky ground for a long time.


Some Random Idioms
snookered
What does "snookered" mean?
deceived; cheated; swindled
in round numbers/figures
What does "in round numbers/figures" mean?
an estimated number, a figure that has been rounded offI was able to learn, in round numbers, how much it would cost to move to a larger apartment.
good riddance to bad rubbish
What does "good riddance to bad rubbish" mean?
used to show that you are happy that someone or something has been taken or sent away"Good riddance to bad rubbish! I don't like him and I am glad that he has left."
wrong-foot
What does "wrong-foot" mean?
trip up; cause somebody difficulty; make somebody make a mistake
lover`s lane
What does "lover`s lane" mean?
a hidden road or walkway where lovers walk or park their cars in the eveningAfter the movie we drove to the local lover`s lane.
neck of the woods
What does "neck of the woods" mean?
an area or part of the countryHe has never been to my neck of the woods since he was a child.
Keep your head above water
What does "Keep your head above water" mean?
If you are just managing to survive financially, you are keeping your head above water.
go over like a lead balloon
What does "go over like a lead balloon" mean?
to fail to generate a positive responseThe sales manager's proposal went over like a lead balloon at the meeting
in addition to (something)
What does "in addition to (something)" mean?
additionally, furtherIn addition to a degree in history my friend also has a degree in economics.
poles apart
What does "poles apart" mean?
to be very different, to be far from coming to an agreementThe union and management were poles apart in their attempt to reach a contract agreement.
slip out
What does "slip out" mean?
to allow a piece of (secret) information to be revealedIt slipped out that the government is planning to close the large downtown hospital.

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