American Idioms and Expressions

Score 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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score
What does score mean?
results; outcome
score
What does score mean?
summary of information such as news, weather, or sports
score
What does score mean?
succeed; obtain what one wanted
score
What does score mean?
have sexual relations with (said by men regarding women)

Some Random Idioms
paper-pusher
What does "paper-pusher" mean?
clerk; bureaucrat; office worker
fruit
What does "fruit" mean?
male homosexual
Clean break
What does "Clean break" mean?
If you make a clean break, you break away completely from something.
Rest is gravy
What does "Rest is gravy" mean?
If the rest is gravy, it is easy and straightforward once you have reached that stage.
in black and white
What does "in black and white" mean?
in writingThe company refused to deal with the customer's complaints until they were in black and white.
Fine words butter no parsnips
What does "Fine words butter no parsnips" mean?
This idiom means that it's easy to talk, but talk is not action.
You can't have your cake and eat it
What does "You can't have your cake and eat it" mean?
This idiom means that you can't have things both ways. For example, you can't have very low taxes and a high standard of state care.
go hog-wild
What does "go hog-wild" mean?
to behave wildlyThe little boys went hog-wild during the birthday party.
Down the pan
What does "Down the pan" mean?
If something has gone down the pan, it has failed or been ruined.
put the pedal to the metal
What does "put the pedal to the metal" mean?
accelerate a car by pressing the accelerator pedal to the floor
shake (someone) down
What does "shake (someone) down" mean?
to get money by threatening someoneThe gangsters shook the small shop owners down to get some money.
eyes in the back of one`s head
What does "eyes in the back of one`s head" mean?
the ability to know what is happening behind one`s backHe has eyes in the back of his head and you can never borrow anything without him knowing about it.

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