American Idioms and Expressions

On The Dot Idiom

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on the dot
What does on the dot mean?
exactly at a given time."We're leaving at 9:00 on the dot. If you'relate, we'll go without you."
on the dot
What does on the dot mean?
to be right on timeHe always arrives for his meetings on the dot.
on the dot
What does on the dot mean?
right on time The man always arrives for his meetings on the dot.


Some Random Idioms
Bull market
What does "Bull market" mean?
A bull market is a period when investors are optimistic and there are expectations that good financial results will continue.
give ground
What does "give ground" mean?
to move back, to retreat, to stop opposing someoneOur boss refused to give ground on his plan to change the system of office management.
fact of the matter
What does "fact of the matter" mean?
the truth is, the most important thing is The fact of the matter is that we must finish the project this week.

book (someone)
What does "book (someone)" mean?
to register someone as a suspect for a crime The police booked the man for dangerous driving.

hit the bull's-eye
What does "hit the bull's-eye" mean?
achieve your goal perfectly achieve your goal perfectlyWe hit the bull's-eye when our sales target was met for the year.
show off
What does "show off" mean?
to try to attract attention, to display somethingMy friend has bought a lot of new clothes that he is trying to show off.
What's keeping you?
What does "What's keeping you?" mean?
What is taking you so long?"What's keeping you?", the man asked his wife as he waited to go out.
empty vessels make the most noise
What does "empty vessels make the most noise" mean?
people who are the least intelligent are often the loudest and talk the mostThe man talked endlessly but he never knew much about what he was saying. He was a good example that empty vessels make the most noise.
in part
What does "in part" mean?
to some extent, partlyI think that the reason he is not golfing well this year is in part because of his back problem.
Every man has his price
What does "Every man has his price" mean?
Anyone's opinion or support can be bought, everyone's principles have a limit.

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