American Idioms and Expressions

Yours Truly Idiom

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yours truly
What does yours truly mean?
oneself, I, meI told my friend that if he wanted to borrow some money he could talk to yours truly.
yours truly
What does yours truly mean?
a polite phrase to end a letterI usually end my letters with "Yours sincerely" but sometimes I use "Yours truly."
yours truly
What does yours truly mean?
oneself, I, me I told my friend that if he wanted to borrow some money he could talk to yours truly.

yours truly
What does yours truly mean?
a polite phrase to end a letter I usually end my letters with "Yours sincerely" but sometimes I use "Yours truly."


Some Random Idioms
pot calling the kettle black
What does "pot calling the kettle black" mean?
the person who criticizes/accuses someone else is as guilty as the person he or she criticizes/accusesMy friend criticized me for not changing jobs but that is like the pot calling the kettle black. She will not change jobs either.
pull (someone`s) leg
What does "pull (someone`s) leg" mean?
to fool someone with a humorous account of something, to trick or joke with someoneThe man was pulling my leg when he said that I could not enter the movie theater after the movie had started.
set foot (somewhere)
What does "set foot (somewhere)" mean?
to step or go somewhereI have never set foot in that restaurant and I never will in the future.
first out of the gate
What does "first out of the gate" mean?
be the first person to begin a project be the first person to begin a projectHe was first out of the gate in the effort to raise money for the new concert hall.
small fry
What does "small fry" mean?
unimportant people, children (small fry are young newly-hatched fish) The police were only able to catch some of the small fry in the organized crime gang.

put words in (someone`s) mouth
What does "put words in (someone`s) mouth" mean?
to say/suggest something for someone else, to speak for someone else without his or her permissionThe woman's husband always puts words in her mouth which makes her very angry.
keep/stay in touch (with someone)
What does "keep/stay in touch (with someone)" mean?
(with someone): remain informed (about someone) / in contact (with someone) by writing, calling, sending e-mail, etc. on a regular basis. "I haven't seen Frank for two or three years but wekeep (stay) in touch by e-mail."
gain ground
What does "gain ground" mean?
to go forward, to make progressThe toy company is gaining ground in their effort to sell more products.
across the board
What does "across the board" mean?
applying to all (in horse racing a bet where an equal amount of money is placed on a horse to finish in any top winning position) applying to all (in horse racing a bet where an equal amount of money is placed on a horse to finish in any top winning position)The workers received an across the board wage increase and most of them were happy.
with no strings attached
What does "with no strings attached" mean?
with no obligations attachedI was given the car to use with no strings attached.
pay one's dues
What does "pay one's dues" mean?
to earn one's right to something through hard work or sufferingThe young athlete worked hard to pay his dues in order to get on the best team in the city.

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