American Idioms and Expressions

Prick Up Ones Ears 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. .

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
prick up one's ears
What does prick up one's ears mean?
to listen more carefully to something (an animal moves its ears up to hear better) When I heard my friends talking about me I pricked up my ears.

prick up one's ears
What does prick up one's ears mean?
to listen more closely (like an animal moving its ears to hear better) I pricked up my ears and listened to what the speaker was saying.


Some Random Idioms
cut no ice
What does "cut no ice" mean?
have no effect or influence on somebody
in the same boat
What does "in the same boat" mean?
in a similar situationWe are all in the same boat now that our store has gone out of business.
blade
What does "blade" mean?
knife, usually a larger, shiny one
heads will roll
What does "heads will roll" mean?
someone will be punished Heads will roll when our boss learns about the money that we have lost.

jump
What does "jump" mean?
physically attack or assault somebody
pie in the sky
What does "pie in the sky" mean?
an idea or plan that you think will never happen My cousin's plans are usually pie in the sky and will never happen.

a bundle of nerves
What does "a bundle of nerves" mean?
someone who is very nervous and anxiousI was a bundle of nerves after I finished studying for my exams.
wipe (someone's) slate clean
What does "wipe (someone's) slate clean" mean?
erase someone's (bad) recordThe man had a bad performance record at work but he was able to wipe his slate clean and start over.

Search

Searching for?
 


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional