American Idioms and Expressions

Yellow Streak Idiom

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yellow streak
What does yellow streak mean?
cowardice in a person`s characterHe has a yellow streak and will not help defend his friends.
yellow streak
What does yellow streak mean?
cowardice in a person`s character The boy has a yellow streak and will not help defend his friends.


Some Random Idioms
(in) high gear
What does "(in) high gear" mean?
at top speed, full activityThe preparations for his visit have been in high gear all week.
in charge of (someone or something)
What does "in charge of (someone or something)" mean?
to be in control of someone or something, to be responsible for someone or somethingMy sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.
Curve ball
What does "Curve ball" mean?
If something is a curve ball, it is deceptive.
Take the heat
What does "Take the heat" mean?
If you take the heat, you take the criticism or blame for something you didn't do, normally to protect the guilty person.
desert a sinking ship
What does "desert a sinking ship" mean?
to leave a situation or place when things become difficult or unpleasant Many employees decided to desert a sinking ship when their company began to have problems.

air rage
What does "air rage" mean?
passenger on an airplane, who is out of control
cave in to (someone or something)
What does " cave in to (someone or something)" mean?
to surrender one's opposition to someone or something The company caved in to the union`s demand for more money.

take the bitter with the sweet
What does "take the bitter with the sweet" mean?
to accept the bad things along with the good thingsYou have to take the bitter with the sweet when you are an athlete.
make a check out (to someone)
What does "make a check out (to someone)" mean?
write a check to give to someone with their name on itI made a check out to the animal hospital after they cared for our dog.

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