Happy Bunny, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Happy Bunny’ A happy bunny is someone who is happy, satisfied, and or content. Usage This idiom is often, but not always, used in the negative, as in “not a happy bunny.” Examples Of Use “The electricity was off for two days. Most of my food spoiled. I was not a … Read more

Heavy Heart

Also: heavy-hearted Meaning of Idiom ‘Heavy Heart’ To have a heavy heart means to be sad or depressed, usually about something that is happening or that one has to do. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage We usually use this idiom with the word with to mean ‘with … Read more

Have an Axe to Grind

Also: Have no axe to grind with an/no axe to grind without an axe to grind Meaning of Idiom ‘Have an Axe to Grind’ To have an axe to grind means to have a hidden personal and often selfish motive for one’s behavior; to have a hidden opinion or a hidden agenda.  1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The … Read more

Happy as a Clam

Also: Happy as a clam at high tide Happy as a clam at full tide Happy as a clam in the mud Happy as a cleam in the mud at high tide Meaning Of Idiom ‘Happy as a Clam’ To be happy as a clam means to be very happy, cheerful, glad, etc. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary … Read more

Happy-Go-Lucky

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ A person who is happy-go-lucky is carefree and happy all the time; a person who does not worry about anything. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 Examples Of Use “My brother has always been so happy-go-lucky. That’s why it surprised … Read more

Hot Under the Collar

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hot Under the Collar’ To be hot under the collar means to be angry, resentful, agitated, or embarassed. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “When … Read more

Holy Cow

Meaning of Idiom ‘Holy Cow’ Holy cow is used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, delight, or even dismay in English. It means ‘what a surprise’ or ‘I am astonished, delighted, etc.’ It can also simply mean wonderful.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I … Read more

High and Mighty

Meaning of Idiom ‘High and Mighty’ To be high and mighty means to act as if you are very important; to be arrogant, pompous, conceited, etc. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms]. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,4Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Have Someone in the Palm of One’s Hand

Also: Be in the palm of one’s hand Meaning of Idiom ‘To Have Someone in the Palm Of One’s Hand’ To have someone in the palm of one’s hand is to have control or influence over someone; to have someone in one’s power; to be able to get someone to do as you wish. 1Ayto, John. Oxford … Read more

Hurry Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hurry Up’ To hurry up means go as quickly as you can; hurry faster. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Usage To hurry means to go quickly. Often, hurry is used as a command as in “Hurry or we’re going to be late.” Hurry up is used as a … Read more