American Idioms and Expressions

Vanish Into Thin Air Idiom

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vanish into thin air
What does vanish into thin air mean?
disappear without leaving a traceThe university student vanished into thin air and was never seen again.
vanish into thin air
What does vanish into thin air mean?
to disappear without leaving a trace The university student vanished into thin air and was never seen again.


Some Random Idioms
catch on
What does " catch on" mean?
to become popularRecently ballroom dancing has begun to catch on with many people.

catch one`s breath

- to stop to rest and regain one`s normal breathingAfter running from the station it took a moment to catch my breath.
pull one`s socks up
What does "pull one`s socks up" mean?
to make a greater effort to do something"You had better pull your socks up or you will not be able to continue working here."
say (something) under one's breath
What does "say (something) under one's breath" mean?
say something so softly that almost nobody can hear itI think that the clerk in the store said something under her breath about me.
turned on
What does "turned on" mean?
sexually excited or aroused
get a slap on the wrist
What does "get a slap on the wrist" mean?
to get light punishment for a crime or wrongdoing The boy got a slap on the wrist for causing the damage to the public washroom.

wet behind the ears
What does "wet behind the ears" mean?
inexperienced and naive. "Don't include Fred as part of the bargaining team.He's just started working here and is still too wet behind the ears."
all ears
What does "all ears" mean?
to be eager to listen to someone"I`m all ears, please tell me about the party."
show one`s cards/hand
What does "show one`s cards/hand" mean?
to disclose one`s plansThe buyer has not shown us his cards yet so we do not know what he wants.
from scratch
What does "from scratch" mean?
from the very beginningHe decided to build the house from scratch.
stand a chance of (doing something)
What does "stand a chance of (doing something)" mean?
to have a possibility of doing somethingOur team stands a good chance of winning the championship this year.
(one's) hands are tied
What does "(one's) hands are tied" mean?
one is unable to helpI am sorry that I can`t help you but my hands are tied at the moment.
sail under false colors
What does "sail under false colors" mean?
to pretend to be something that one is not (a pirate ship used to disguise itself as an ordinary ship by using a false flag)The head of the company is sailing under false colors and he does not really know how the company operation works.
give one's eye teeth (to do something)
What does "give one's eye teeth (to do something)" mean?
to want to do something very muchI would give my eye teeth to go to London with my cousin.

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