American Idioms and Expressions

Yakety Yak Idiom

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yakety-yak
What does yakety-yak mean?
a lot of talk about little thingsWe spent the whole evening in a yakety-yak session at my friends.
yakety-yak
What does yakety-yak mean?
a lot of talk about little things We spent the whole evening in a yakety-yak session at my friends.


Some Random Idioms
so far, so good
What does "so far, so good" mean?
until now things have gone well"So far, so good," she replied when we asked her how her new job was going.
free as a bird
What does "free as a bird" mean?
completely free We were as free as a bird so we decided to go on a long holiday.

rims
What does "rims" mean?
wheels (on a car)
not hurt a flea
What does "not hurt a flea" mean?
to not hurt anything or anyone (not even a small insect like a flea) Our dog is very gentle and he will not hurt a flea.

Frog/Toad Idioms



control (someone) with an iron fist
What does "control (someone) with an iron fist" mean?
to have strict and complete control over someone or a group of people The manager controls the staff with an iron fist.

tapped out
What does "tapped out" mean?
tired; fatigued; exhausted
DDK
What does "DDK" mean?
designated drunk
toss one's cookies
What does "toss one's cookies" mean?
to vomitI tossed my cookies after eating the bad food at the restaurant.
Elephant in the room
What does "Elephant in the room" mean?
An elephant in the room is a problem that everyone knows very well but no one talks about because it is taboo, embarrassing, etc.

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