Couldn’t Agree More (I, somebody)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Couldn’t Agree More’ When someone says ‘I couldn’t agree more’ it means they agree very strongly; to completely agree; to share someone’s opinion. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, 2003. Usage This idiom is mostly used in the … Read more

Clean Bill of Health

Also: Give Someone a Clean Bill of Health Meaning of Idiom ‘Clean Bill of Health’ 1. A clean bill of health is a report or notification that one is healthy and free of disease or other health conditions. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Conk Out

Also: Conk off Meaning of Idiom ‘Conk Out’ (phrasal verb) 1. To conk out means to suddenly stop functioning or to fail, as a mechanical or electronic device. 2. To fall asleep. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 3. … Read more

Chicken Out

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Chicken Out’ To chicken out means to refuse to do something because of fear or cowardice. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. ,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Usage To chicken out usually has the connotation of refusing to do something, … Read more

Couch Potato

Meaning of Idiom ‘Couch Potato’ A couch potato is a physically inactive person who spends much of their time sitting and watching television and eating junk food. A couch potato does not exercise or engage in regular physical activity. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more

Can’t Stand Someone or Something

Meaning of Idiom ‘Can’t Stand (Someone or Something) When you can’t stand someone or something, your srongly dislike them or it; be unable to tolerate being around someone or something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom is always used in the negative. We never say “I … Read more

Cry Wolf

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cry Wolf’ To cry wolf means to raise a false alarm; to warn of a danger that doesn’t really exist; to cry for help when you do not actually need help; to complain about something needlessly. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, … Read more

Cross Someone’s Path

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cross Someone’s Path’ To cross someone’s path is to accidentally encounter them or meet them casually. 1Jarvie, Gordon.  Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage When someone crosses your path or you cross paths with someone, then meeting them was … Read more

Call It Quits

Meaning of Idiom ‘Call it Quits’ 1. To call it quits means to stop doing something; to give up on trying to accomplish something; to abandon a goal in order to not risk further loss. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, … Read more

Cut and Run

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cut and Run’ To cut and run means to depart suddenly or quickly to avoid an awkward or dangerous situation; to run away as quickly as possible. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012. Examples Of … Read more