American Idioms and Expressions

Over One's Head Idiom

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over one's head
What does over one's head mean?
too difficult or complicated for someone to understand."This explanation of cgi scripting is over myhead.Can you explain it in a less technical way?"

Some Random Idioms
fall flat (on one's face)
What does "fall flat (on one's face)" mean?
to be unsuccessful, to fail My attempt at humor fell flat and now the girl does not like me.
I fell flat on my face when I tried to impress the girl with my story.

What does "KO" mean?
Knockout KnockoutThe boxer won the match in the fifth round by a KO.
let sleeping dogs lie
What does "let sleeping dogs lie" mean?
do not make trouble if you do not have to You should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss about the dispute.

keep an eye out for
What does "keep an eye out for" mean?
watch for. "I'll keep an eye out for John. If I see him,I'll tell him you want to talk to him."
What does "split" mean?
depart; leave
a pillar of strength/support
What does "a pillar of strength/support" mean?
someone who provides strong support for someone, a strong/powerful personThe man is a pillar of strength in the community.
hot shit
What does "hot shit" mean?
pesron (usually male) who believes he is great
What does "town-and-gown" mean?
the relations (often bad) between a town and its people and the university and university students who are located in that townThere were town-and-gown conflicts every year around graduation time when many parties were held for the new graduates.


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