American Idioms and Expressions

Yield The Right Of Way Idiom

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yield the right-of-way
What does yield the right-of-way mean?
give the right to turn or move to another vehicleWe were forced to yield the right-of-way to the fire engine at the intersection.
yield the right-of-way
What does yield the right-of-way mean?
to give the right to turn or move to another vehicle We were forced to yield the right-of-way to the other car at the intersection.


Some Random Idioms
go through (something)
What does "go through (something)" mean?
to examine something carefully, to search carefully for something, to examine somethingThe police went through the house to look for a weapon.
think up (an excuse/idea)
What does "think up (an excuse/idea)" mean?
to invent or create an excuse or ideaOur boss has thought up many interesting ideas for our company.
rack
What does "rack" mean?
bed; cot
go to pot
What does "go to pot" mean?
to deteriorateThe business has gone to pot since the new manager came.
(have something) going for you
What does "(have something) going for you" mean?
to be or have something as an advantageThe woman should do very well as she has many things going for her.
ASAP
What does "ASAP" mean?
As Soon As Possible As Soon As PossiblePlease finish the first draft of the letter and give it to me ASAP.
Dog eat dog
What does "Dog eat dog" mean?
In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself.
fat is in the fire
What does "fat is in the fire" mean?
a situation is bad or a person has serious problems The fat is in the fire and the deadline is fast approaching for my final exams.

put (somewhere) on the map
What does "put (somewhere) on the map" mean?
to make a place well-knownThe new museum has put our city on the map.
the more the merrier
What does "the more the merrier" mean?
the more people who participate in an activity then the more enjoyable the activity will beThe more the merrier, we thought as we invited many people to our dinner party.
Gunboat diplomacy
What does "Gunboat diplomacy" mean?
If a nation conducts its diplomatic relations by threatening military action to get what it wants, it is using gunboat diplomacy.

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