American Idioms and Expressions

One's Frame Of Mind Idiom

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one's frame of mind
What does one's frame of mind mean?
one`s mental state - either good or badI made sure that my boss was in a good frame of mind before I asked him for a holiday.

Some Random Idioms
love at first sight
What does "love at first sight" mean?
fall in love with someone (or something) the first time that one sees him or her fall in love with someone (or something) the first time that one sees him or herWhen I saw the woman at the party it was love at first sight and I knew that I wanted to meet her.
fat-ass
What does "fat-ass" mean?
said of a person with a large butt
quake in one's boots
What does "quake in one's boots" mean?
to be afraid, to shake from fearI was quaking in my boots when my boss told me to come to his office.
chugalug
What does "chugalug" mean?
drink quickly without gulping
pound (something) out
What does "pound (something) out" mean?
to type something on a typewriter, to play a song on a pianoI spent several hours trying to pound an essay out on my computer.
out in left field
What does "out in left field" mean?
to be far from the right answerHis question was out in left field. He has no idea what we were talking about.
silence is golden
What does "silence is golden" mean?
sometimes it is better to say nothingThe man believes that silence is golden and he is very careful what he says.
die in one's boots
What does "die in one's boots" mean?
to die fightingThe soldiers died in their boots after fighting very hard.
pride oneself on/in (something)
What does "pride oneself on/in (something)" mean?
to take special pride in somethingMy father prides himself on the fact that he has never been absent from work in his life.
rubber
What does "rubber" mean?
black marks of rubber left by automobile tires on a road. He really burned rubber when he left.
run/go to seed
What does "run/go to seed" mean?
to become worn-out and uncared forThe small store has run to seed and few people like to go there now.

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