Ad Nauseam

Meaning of Idiom ‘Ad Nauseam’ Ad nauseam means continuing for an excessive period of time until people are tired of it; to ridiculous excess or a sickening degree. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012. Want … Read more

Adonis, an

Meaning of Idiom ‘An Adonis’ An Adonis is a young man of unusual physical beauty; an extremely sexually attractive young man, one who is well built and handsome. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. [http://amzn.to/2ve0F4R The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms]. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. , 2Webber, Elizabeth, and Mike Feinsilber. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Allusions. Merriam-Webster, 2000. Examples Of Use “Wow, that guy … Read more

Add Insult To Injury

An English idiom with Ancient roots. Meaning of Idiom ‘Add Insult to Injury’ To add insult to injury is to make a bad situation become worse by saying or doing something; to upset someone once, with some remark or action, and then to do something else which compounds the original insult; to add to the … Read more

Adam’s Ale

Meaning of Idiom ‘Adam’s Ale’ Adam’s ale is an old-fashioned term for plain water. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 22. Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Usage In Scotland, the term is sometimes heard as Adam’s wine. Examples of Use “We have no beer or wine. You’ll have to make … Read more