Take Your Lumps

Meaning of Idiom ‘Take Your (or one’s) Lumps’ To take your (or one’s) lumps means to suffer punishment, attack or defeat; to experience difficulty in one’s efforts, plans, or as part of one’s life.  1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Throw Down the Gauntlet

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Throw Down the Gauntlet’ To throw down the gauntlet means to issue a challenge to an opponent. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Examples Of Use “In his op-ed, he threw down the gauntlet, declaring the … Read more

Till the Cows Come Home

Also: Until the cows come home Meaning of Idiom “Till the Cows Come Home’ Till the cows come home means a vey long time, perhaps forever; an indefinite but long period of time. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. 3Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,Cresswell, … Read more

Think Twice

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Think Twice To think twice about something means to evaluate or consider something thoroughly; to think about something very carefully before doing it. 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.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, … Read more

Crocodile Tears

Meaning of Idiom Crocodile Tears Crocodile tears is an insincere or hypocritical display of grief or remorse; pretending to be upset or sorrowful.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “Her courtroom performance was convincing to the jury, especially the crocodile tears over her husband’s death, … Read more

Take off Something

Also: Take something off Meaning of Idom ‘Take Off Something’ 1. Remove; undress, as applied to clothing, jewelry, eyeglasses, etc. as in to take off one’s shirt or take off one’s glasses. 1Brenner, Gail Abel.  Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage note: This meaning can … Read more

Take Off

Meaning of Idiom ‘Take Off’ 1. To leave or go away. Also expressed ‘take oneself off.’ 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage note: Also expressed as a command similar to beat it or buzz off, as in the example “Take off. I don’t have time for your complaints … Read more

To Your Heart’s Content

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Your Heart’s Content’ To your heart’s content means as much as you want; as long as you want; until you are completely satisfied and happy. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Pare, May.  Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.  Want … Read more

Take Care

Also: Take care of yourself Meaning of Idiom ‘Take Care’ Take care means be careful; be cautious.” Meaning of Idiom ‘Take Care of Yourself’ Take care of yourself means keep yourself healthy; be good to yourself; pay attention to your health and get well (to someone who is ill). Usage Both variations of this idiom … Read more