American Idioms and Expressions

On Target 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 target
What does on target mean?
to be on schedule, to be exactly as predictedOur company is on target to have its best year of sales ever.
on target
What does on target mean?
on schedule, exactly as predicted Our company is on target to have its best year of sales ever.


Some Random Idioms
back on the front burner
What does "back on the front burner" mean?
to be talked about in the news again, to be important and under discussion again The problem with the large supplier is back on the front burner again.

get down to business
What does "get down to business" mean?
to start working or doing the business at handWe decided to get down to business and try to finish our work quickly.
cash in on (something)
What does "cash in on (something)" mean?
to make money from an opportunityThe former basketball player cashed in on his popularity to open a very successful restaurant.
every dog has his day
What does "every dog has his day" mean?
everyone will have his chance or turnMy friend is very discouraged because of his recent bad luck. However, every dog has his day and he should soon overcome those problems and find success.
O-sign
What does "O-sign" mean?
comatose patient with his mouth agape
make hay while the sun shines
What does "make hay while the sun shines" mean?
do something at the right time, take advantage of an opportunityYou should make hay while the sun shines and paint the house while the weather is good.
Bandit territory
What does "Bandit territory" mean?
An area or an industry, profession, etc, where rules and laws are ignored or flouted is bandit territory.
up for grabs
What does "up for grabs" mean?
unknown (in terms of outcome or results); chaotic; disorganized
make a motion
What does "make a motion" mean?
to make a suggestion or proposal at a meetingThe manager made a motion to finish the meeting early and continue the next morning.

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