Wake The Dead Idiom

wake the dead
What does wake the dead mean?
be very loud and able to wake even those who have diedOur neighbors told us that our stereo was so loud that it would wake the dead.
wake the dead
What does wake the dead mean?
to be very loud and be able to wake even those who have diedOur neighbors told us that our stereo was so loud that it would wake the dead.

Some Random Idioms
lord it over (someone)
What does “lord it over (someone)” mean?
act as the superior and master of someone, be bossy over someoneShe likes to lord it over the other members of the staff since she became a supervisor.
donkey’s years
What does “donkey’s years” mean?
a very long timeI was happy to see my friend because I had not seen her in donkey’s years.
dash off (something)
What does “dash off (something)” mean?
to do or finish something quicklyI plan to dash off a letter before I go to work.
cold
What does “cold” mean?
suddendly and completely.He stopped cold when he saw the dead body.
stick to one’s ribs
What does “stick to one’s ribs” mean?
food that lasts a long time and fills one upThe rice and beans stuck to my ribs and I wasn’t hungry for a long time.
willie pete
What does “willie pete” mean?
white phosphorus
kiss-ass
What does “kiss-ass” mean?
obsequious, servile person
trip the light fantastic
What does “trip the light fantastic” mean?
to go dancing“It`s Friday night so let`s go downtown and trip the light fantastic.”
read between the lines
What does “read between the lines” mean?
to understand the meaning of something by guessing what is not saidThe salesman did not say that no products were available but we could read between the lines and knew that there were none.
ask for someone’s hand in marriage
What does “ask for someone’s hand in marriage” mean?
ask someone to marry youask someone to marry youAfter dating his girlfriend for several years he finally asked for her hand in marriage.
As neat as a new pin
What does “As neat as a new pin” mean?
This idiom means tidy and clean.
have (someone’s) ear
What does “have (someone’s) ear” mean?
to be able to get someone to listen to you (usually someone who has the power or ability to help you)Our supervisor has the company president’s ear and he can talk to him anytime.

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