Tag: idioms

70 What's up with the "pun (not) intended" thing? 2016-01-13T16:16:41.537

52 What's the meaning of "break your legs"? 2016-05-11T11:10:13.000

50 Why are nice picture/gif/video about foo called "foo-porn"? 2017-05-31T09:22:59.863

48 Meaning of "Sue me" 2016-11-21T16:47:17.073

47 "Ice cold" vs. "___ hot" in a professional context? 2016-03-13T13:45:47.370

45 What does "call BS" mean in the sentence "We call BS"? 2018-02-18T11:49:28.360

41 Plural of "that's my boy" 2014-07-10T18:53:57.237

38 Can I say "Call it a project" similar to "Call it a day" 2016-04-25T19:04:12.797

37 Is "says you" grammatically correct? 2016-07-05T16:35:57.693

34 “When did you born?” 2013-01-29T15:12:45.957

34 Explanation for a joke about a three-legged dog that walks into a bar 2019-07-24T08:03:05.747

32 "Not funny 'ha-ha'", what does Siri mean? 2018-01-26T13:10:47.950

30 You can contact me on/over/by Skype 2017-12-04T00:35:00.710

29 What's the meaning of "be broker than the Ten Commandments"? 2018-05-25T17:48:49.857

28 Sarcastic Idioms for being slow to notice something 2015-01-04T20:09:42.953

27 What does mean to "get to the nuts and balls of something"? 2014-11-03T22:27:19.240

27 Is "Raining Cats and dogs" still used nowadays? 2016-08-22T04:39:25.660

27 What is the Kool-aid reference? 2020-04-07T01:48:05.937

26 "Thanks, but no thanks" OR "No, thanks". Isn't 'thanks' in the former redundant? 2015-01-07T11:04:51.423

26 Assigned to a job I know nothing about it - is there an idiom for that idea? 2016-09-08T02:22:35.587

25 "Add-in salt to injury"? 2016-11-05T22:50:19.630

25 What does "Rabbit hole" mean? 2017-01-21T11:07:52.487

24 "I don't give a rip!" What's a "rip"? 2015-02-09T15:04:24.640

24 "I did my best" vs "I did the best I could" 2016-05-31T11:58:00.203

23 If something seems too good to be true, it probably is (not?) 2018-06-09T15:56:31.030

23 The meaning of "half woman, half girl" 2018-06-19T15:18:51.847

22 Phrases that express "afraid of wife" in English 2015-04-29T04:00:31.190

22 What does it mean "to talk over someone"? 2017-05-30T17:08:19.023

20 How do native speakers say 'I have completed all the missions/levels in the game'? 2016-07-13T08:52:40.563

20 "The victory, within four days, was just reward" - why not "was just a reward"? 2016-07-26T09:30:07.777

20 What is the meaning of "taking in each other's washing" 2018-05-24T17:02:34.140

20 What's the English saying for "That the ancestors are successful is inferior to that the descendants are successful"? 2020-06-15T05:27:29.040

19 Why say "Wait your turn" but "Wait FOR..." everything else? 2013-01-24T18:12:03.133

19 Is it sleeting? 2013-01-27T04:31:20.910

19 'learning the ropes' should be followed by which prepositions? 2015-02-11T17:03:20.823

17 Is "don't mind if I do" old-fashioned? 2016-07-18T12:42:39.587

17 Actual meaning of 'After all' 2016-11-06T06:20:14.183

17 What does the expression "Happy is as happy does" mean? 2019-02-20T04:51:56.063

16 When you don't understand a joke right away 2013-02-06T23:15:39.807

16 What is the meaning of "Put a bullet in something"? 2016-06-20T04:18:48.597

16 Going up in smoke vs. going up in flames 2018-08-22T00:51:18.637

16 What does "don't have a baby" imply or mean in this sentence? 2019-02-21T05:16:29.887

15 Is it 'thumb is up' in 'thumbs up'? 2013-12-04T09:22:40.653

15 What's the meaning of "there you go"? 2015-02-05T14:57:02.810

15 What does "join the dots" mean? 2015-11-19T15:14:53.473

15 What does the nutshell in “in a nutshell” stand for? 2015-12-17T12:44:08.397

15 How to express that instructions (i.e. a recipe) should be followed precisely? 2016-07-10T10:38:49.810

14 What does "eating your hat" mean? 2013-02-19T19:50:17.907

14 What does "things went south" mean? 2013-11-28T09:09:41.113

14 "keep one's name" meaning 2013-12-20T00:29:44.790

14 Meaning of "doesn't even begin to cover it" 2014-09-11T18:48:30.127

14 Difference between "fat chance" and "slim chance"? 2015-02-06T05:50:32.360

14 Is "This brought me an idea" correct English? 2015-09-14T06:04:37.417

14 Past form of "make do" 2016-06-02T14:57:27.547

14 How to idiomatically suggest someone should live the day and forget about tomorrow? 2018-11-10T11:35:33.950

14 Does the idiom «to cross the pond» exist? 2020-08-15T03:55:36.393

13 Should "bring a plate" be taken literally? 2013-01-26T06:38:03.903

13 "It's time ... 'verb'/'verb-ed' ..." 2013-02-19T11:00:51.963

13 The exact meaning of "for that matter" 2013-11-25T08:20:23.433

13 Meaning of 'The Devil was sick, and a saint he would be; the Devil was well, and the devil a saint was he!' 2014-03-21T14:13:34.213

13 What does "a drop in replacement" mean 2014-03-26T08:24:39.833

13 To walk while holding/steering a bicycle 2015-11-22T11:46:50.790

13 How do I express दिल लगाना in English? It literally means 'attaching heart.' 2017-12-07T05:22:40.110

13 Saying for "Bomb proof" 2018-04-12T11:00:21.577

12 What does "I want to sleep on it" mean? 2013-11-25T12:03:31.083

12 What does "keeping someone in shoe leather" mean? 2014-03-03T10:12:24.467

12 "Let's get started" vs. "let's start" 2014-06-04T15:11:02.320

12 Why is the correct phrase "to come on the trip" and not "to come to the trip"? 2014-08-15T15:29:52.107

12 Is to talk "under four eyes" a common idiom in English? 2017-01-27T16:56:18.730

11 "Filled in for someone" meaning 2013-01-24T10:48:01.050

11 Problem (with) doing something 2013-01-28T20:11:32.573

11 Why is 'what will you do tomorrow evening' incorrect? 2013-08-16T08:58:05.090

11 The use of "be go" 2015-12-08T16:49:59.487

11 Why is there a definite article in the idiom "adding fuel to the fire"? 2016-10-11T16:59:40.183

11 What does “Hashtag blessed” exactly mean here? 2017-01-18T03:10:01.477

11 Difference between "I know where I stand" and "I know my place" and their interchangeability 2018-12-02T13:16:53.237

10 What does "Don't take my words at face value" mean? 2013-03-16T04:16:01.083

10 Meaning of "to take the biscuit"? 2014-08-05T08:14:57.447

10 "few and far between" meaning 2015-02-09T07:27:30.363

10 How to understand "bomb the expletive out of something"? Is that an idiomatic expression? 2015-11-26T06:03:21.030

10 Idiom: "What are we looking at? Minutes, hours, or days?" 2016-08-09T11:34:43.403

10 Like a Swiss watch 2018-04-05T15:11:21.713

10 We're waiting in a BIG or LONG queue? 2019-02-02T16:41:36.187

10 What does "rabbited" mean/imply in this sentence? 2019-04-09T09:51:27.890

9 Walking up/down a level road/street 2013-01-25T07:50:05.727

9 Is it correct to use "no love lost" to describe hostility in one direction only? 2014-02-07T13:23:16.737

9 Where does "Can't see the wood for the trees" come from? 2015-03-07T16:53:10.403

9 Why does "tap into" mean what it means? 2015-05-30T16:21:02.690

9 Meaning and origin of "Drop dead" 2015-06-08T11:58:33.433

9 You pays your money, you takes your choice 2015-06-11T15:46:03.557

9 What does "ribbiting" mean in the sentence "I heard this class is "ribbiting""? 2015-07-25T08:02:18.490

9 Barking up a tree ("barking up the wrong tree") 2016-01-06T14:50:13.260

9 Can "traffic" be used as a shortened form of "traffic jam" 2017-03-16T11:17:08.047

9 The meaning of an expression "he wasn't born, he was knitted" 2018-02-04T12:11:03.990

9 Is "Not even an inch" considered a correct phrase? 2019-01-30T11:46:04.503

9 "On one hand" vs "on the one hand." 2019-03-02T15:40:14.080

9 What does the phrase/idiom "no sacred cow remains untipped" mean? 2020-07-19T14:09:15.933

8 What does "apples to apples" phrase mean? 2013-11-23T15:59:12.270

8 "To think" idiom 2014-07-02T14:33:30.983