American Idioms and Expressions

You Cant Teach An Old Dog New Tricks Idiom

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you can't teach an old dog new tricks
What does you can't teach an old dog new tricks mean?
it is difficult for older people to learn new things You can't teach an old dog new tricks and I do not think that my father will ever change his eating habits.

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you can't teach an old dog new tricks
What does you can't teach an old dog new tricks mean?
it is difficult for older people to learn new things You can't teach an old dog new tricks and I do not think that my father will ever change his eating habits.

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Some Random Idioms
down one`s alley
What does "down one`s alley" mean?
to be suited to one`s tastes and abilitiesComputers are down my alley so I am sure that I will be interested in the job.
Put your thumb on the scales
What does "Put your thumb on the scales" mean?
If you put your thumb on the scales, you try to influence the result of something in your favour.
beyond the pale
What does "beyond the pale" mean?
to be outside the bounds of acceptable behavior What they are doing is unacceptable and beyond the pale.

throw cold water on (something)
What does "throw cold water on (something)" mean?
to discourage/forbid somethingMy boss quickly threw cold water on my plan to go to New York City on a business trip.
have one's back up against the wall
What does "have one's back up against the wall" mean?
to be in a defensive or difficult position The man has his back up against the wall and may have to quit his job soon.

out cold
What does "out cold" mean?
to be unconscious, to be in a faintWhen the patient entered the operating room he was out cold because of the anesthesia.
nugget
What does "nugget" mean?
pilot on his or her first tour of duty; new recruit or cadet in flight school
Whistle for it
What does "Whistle for it" mean?
If someone says that you can whistle for something, they are determined to ensure that you don't get it.
small/fine print
What does "small/fine print" mean?
the part of a document or contract that may contain important information but is not easily noticed because the print is smallIt is a good idea to read the small print before you buy most products.
at one sitting
What does "at one sitting" mean?
at one time We finished the food at one sitting.

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