|sleep on it|
What does sleep on it mean?
|take at least a day to think about something before making a decision.||“The job that you’re offering me sounds really good,but I’d like to sleep on it before giving you my final decision.”|
Some Random Idioms
|settle (something) out of court|
What does “settle (something) out of court” mean?
|reach an agreement without having to go through a court of law||It was very difficult but we were finally able to settle the dispute out of court.|
|Mind your own beeswax|
What does “Mind your own beeswax” mean?
|This idiom means that people should mind their own business and not interfere in other people’s affairs.|
|for dear life|
What does “for dear life” mean?
|as though afraid of losing one`s life||The mountain climber held on to the rock for dear life as he waited for someone to rescue him.|
|a match for (someone)|
What does “a match for (someone)” mean?
|equal to someone in a contest||The German soccer team was a match for the Brazilian team.|
|make oneself conspicuous|
What does “make oneself conspicuous” mean?
|attract attention to oneself||The man made himself conspicuous by wearing the pastel-colored sports jacket.|
|shoot the breeze|
What does “shoot the breeze” mean?
|make relaxed, casual conversation.||“No, we weren’t talking about anything important.We were just shooting the breeze.”|
|carry coals to Newcastle|
What does “carry coals to Newcastle” mean?
|to bring something of which you have much of somewhere, to duplicate something (Newcastle is a town in England where there is much coal)||Bringing extra food to the farmer`s picnic was like bringing coals to Newcastle.|
|Put that in your pipe and smoke it|
What does “Put that in your pipe and smoke it” mean?
|This is used as an unsympathetic way of telling someone to accept what you have just said.|
|cut no ice with (someone)|
What does “cut no ice with (someone)” mean?
|to have no influence on someone||The girl’s excuses cut no ice with her teacher or the principal.|
|to die for|
What does “to die for” mean?
|excellent; outstanding.||This cake is to die for.|