American Idioms and Expressions

Year Round 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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year round
What does year round mean?
during the entire yearWe usually spend all summer at a year-round vacation resort.
year round
What does year round mean?
during the entire year We usually spend the summer at a year-round vacation resort.


Some Random Idioms
a fine how-do-you-do
What does "a fine how-do-you-do" mean?
a predicament We were in a fine how-do-you-do when our car stopped working.

jack up
What does "jack up" mean?
raise the price of something
lay (something) to rest
What does "lay (something) to rest" mean?
get rid of something, put something away permanently, stopThey have been trying to lay to rest the rumors about the financial problems in the company.
Red mist
What does "Red mist" mean?
If someone sees red or the red mist, they lose their temper and self-control completely.
It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man
What does "It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man" mean?
This idiom means that determination is often more important than size, strength, or ability. ('It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' is also used.)
soil one's diapers
What does "soil one's diapers" mean?
a baby fills his or her diapersThe baby soiled his diapers on the airplane trip.
wrecker
What does "wrecker" mean?
tow truck. Where's the wrecker? I've got to get my car to the shop.
bring (something) on
What does "bring (something) on" mean?
to cause something to develop rapidlyI do not know what brought on his anger but you should avoid him until he calms down.
jonesing
What does "jonesing" mean?
need for drugs; need for anything in particular. He was jonesing for some smack.
have a foot in both camps
What does "have a foot in both camps" mean?
support each of two opposing groups of peopleThe mayor of the city has a foot in both camps of the opposing groups.

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