Not Think Twice

Negative variation of the idiom to think twice. Meaning of Idiom ‘Not Think Twice’ To not think twice means to do something spontaneously and quickly without considering it very much or worrying about the consequences. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. … Read more

Night Owl

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Night Owl’ A night owl is a person who habitually stays up late at night and who prefers to be active during the night. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.  Examples Of Use “I’ve always been a night … Read more

No Spring Chicken

Meaning of Idiom ‘No Spring Chicken’ A person who is no spring chicken is no longer young; someone who can no longer be considered youthful; an old person. Usage This idiom is more often used to describe women but may be used to describe men. Although it is usually humorous, it may be considered insulting … Read more

Not For All the Tea in China

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not For All the Tea in China’ Not for all the tea in China means not for any price or reward; never; not at all. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: … Read more

Not My Cup of Tea

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not My (or one’s) Cup of Tea’ When something is not your cup of tea, it is not something you like or prefer; not something one would choose. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.  Want to see … Read more

Not Bat an Eye

Also: Not bat an eyelid Not bat an eyelash Not blink an eye Without batting an eye Meaning Of Idiom ‘To Not Bat and Eye’ To not bat an eye means to now show any emotional reaction, shock, or suprise; to act as if everything is completely normal (when it is not); to do something … Read more

Nothing If Not

Meaning of Idiom ‘Nothing if Not’ Nothing if not, followed by an adjective, means very, certainly; most of all. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. ,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “Jane is nothing if … Read more

New York Minute

Also: In a New York Minute Meaning of Idiom ‘New York Minute’ A New York minute is a very short period of time; an instant. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to … Read more

Null and Void

Also: null Meaning of Idiom ‘Null and Void’ Null and void is a legal term which means canceled or ineffective. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Usage This idiom is usually used in reference to legal contracts or other legally recognized arrangements such as … Read more

Nothing To Write Home About

Meaning of Idiom ‘Nothing to Write Home About’ When something is nothing to write home about it is unremarkable, ordinary, and not very exciting.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “I heard you got a promotion,” said Jamie. “It’s more of a lateral move,” said Thomas. “Nothing … Read more