American Idioms and Expressions

Yellow Journalism Idiom

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yellow journalism
What does yellow journalism mean?
cheap and overly sensational newspaper writingThe article in the paper about the scandal was a good example of yellow journalism.
yellow journalism
What does yellow journalism mean?
overly sensational newspaper writing The newspaper story about the scandal was a good example of yellow journalism.


Some Random Idioms
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow
What does "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" mean?
Big or great things start very small.
out of the blue
What does "out of the blue" mean?
without any warning, by surprise (like something that comes out of a blue sky) My friend decided out of the blue to quit his job and go to Europe.

smile on (someone or something)
What does "smile on (someone or something)" mean?
to be favorable to someone or somethingI think that the sky is smiling on the farmers in our area.
take care of (something)
What does "take care of (something)" mean?
to deal with something, to do what is necessary to accomplish something"Could you please take care of these letters while I make some phone calls."
step on the gas
What does "step on the gas" mean?
to go faster, to hurryI had to step on the gas in order to get to work on time.
steal someone's heart
What does "steal someone's heart" mean?
cause someone to fall in love with you cause someone to fall in love with youShe quickly stole the heart of the man who was working beside her at her office.
prick
What does "prick" mean?
dumb person of little worth
sleep with (someone)
What does "sleep with (someone)" mean?
to share a bed with someoneThe little girl always sleeps with her mother when they go on a holiday.
have a frog in one's throat
What does "have a frog in one's throat" mean?
to have soreness in your throat that prevents you from talking well I had a frog in my throat this morning before I left my house.

too many cooks spoil the broth/stew
What does "too many cooks spoil the broth/stew" mean?
too many people trying to do something will cause problems Too many cooks spoil the broth and having too many people work on the project was making it difficult to do anything.

CA
What does "CA" mean?
Chartered Accountant Chartered AccountantWe went to see a CA in order to get our income tax finished on time.

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