Go Out On a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Out On a Limb’ To go out on a limb means to state an opinion or take a positon that is very different to most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 See parent idiom out on a limb Examples Of Use “I’m going out … Read more

Green With Envy

Meaning of Idiom ‘Green With Envy’ To be green with envy means to wish very much that you had the same possessions or good fortune that someone else has; to be very envious or jealous. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, … Read more

Give Someone a Break

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Someone a Break’ 1. To give someone a break means to stop putting pressure on them, stop criticizing them, or being unkind to them. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 2. Alternatively, to give someone a … Read more

Give Me a Break

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Me A Break’ Give me a break is a statement of exasperation used when you do not believe what someone tells you, or you disagree with it and find it ridiculous, unfair, or upsetting. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Give Your Right Arm (for something)

Also: give your right arm to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (or one’s) Right Arm’ If you would give your right arm for something you would sacrifice a lot or go to great lengths to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, … Read more

Give Your Eye Teeth (for something)

Also: give your eye teeth to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (one one’s) Eye Teeth’ If you would give your eye teeth for something you would go to great trouble in order to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Heacock, Paul. … Read more

Get Your Act Together

Also: Get your shit together Get it together Get it all together Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Your (or one’s) Act Together’ To get your act together means to start behaving in a more focused and effective way; to get organized. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Give Someone the Benefit of a Doubt

Also: Give Someone the Benefit of the Doubt Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Someone the Benefit of a Doubt’ To give someone the benefit of a doubt is to assume they are telling the truth or they are innocent because you cannot be sure they are not; to decide to believe or trust someone until you … Read more

Get a Word in Edgewise

Also: Get a word in edgeways Meaning of Idiom ‘Get a Word in Edgewise’ To get a word in edgewise means to find an opportunity to contribute to conversation despite another person or group of people speaking continually without pause. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of … Read more

Get Away with Murder

Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Away With Murder’ 1. Literally, to get away with murder means to commit murder and not get punished. 2. To do something very bad or make a serious mistake and not get punished, disciplined, or face consequences; to do whatever one wishes. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Spears, Richard … Read more