Meaning of Idiom ‘X-factor’ The x-factor, (or x factor) is an unidentifiable or ineffable quality that makes someone very special; a variable in a situation that will have major and often unpredictable consequences or influence. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage This idiom is used especially to refer to performers such … Read more


Meaning of Idiom ‘X-rated’ X-rated means sexually explicit, pornographic, indecent, vulgar, obscene, etc. 1 Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage X-rated (or x rated), in the past, specifically referred to film ratings and was used for motion pictures which were not to be viewed by children under the age of 17. It is … Read more