American Idioms and Expressions

Year After Year Idiom

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year after year
What does year after year mean?
for many years, one year after anotherWe went to the lake year after year until we finally got tired of it.
year after year
What does year after year mean?
for many years, one year after another We went to the lake year after year when I was a child.


Some Random Idioms
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
What does "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" mean?
This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
behind in (something)
What does "behind in (something)" mean?
to be late with something I was behind in my studies and stayed home all weekend to study.
The man is always behind in his reading.
wild goose chase
What does "wild goose chase" mean?
a chase that is futile or worthless The motorcycle riders led the police on a wild goose chase.

nugget
What does "nugget" mean?
new recruit or cadet
bore (someone) to death
What does "bore (someone) to death" mean?
to bore someone very much The movie bored me to death.

do without (something)
What does "do without (something)" mean?
to manage without something We will have to do without sugar because there is none left.

in plain English/language
What does "in plain English/language" mean?
in simple and easy to understand languageThe legal contract was written in plain English so that we could easily understand it.
too bad
What does "too bad" mean?
worthy of sorrow or regretIt is too bad that the university decided to close the bookstore last year.
come up against (someone or something)
What does "come up against (someone or something)" mean?
to encounter a difficulty or a problem or someone who may prevent you from achieving your goal I came up against a very difficult problem while I was working with my computer programmer.

to be talked out
What does "to be talked out" mean?
to be tired of talking, to be unable to talk anymoreI was talked out and had little to say for the rest of the dinner party.
bound and determined
What does "bound and determined" mean?
to be determined The man's wife is bound and determined to visit her sister this summer.

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