Bigger Fish to Fry (to have)

Also used: Other Fish to Fry Meaning of Idiom ‘To Have Bigger Fish to Fry’ To have bigger fish to fry means to have more important things to do; to have more important or pressing matters to attend to. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is … Read more

Blow My Mind

Also: mind-blowing (adjective) Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow My (or one’s) Mind’ Blow one’s mind is a very versatile idiom that is used to describe anything that is amazing, shocking, awe-inspiring, unusual, exciting, etc. In the past, it was also used to describe the effect of certain recreational drugs, such as LSD, on the mind. Rarely, … Read more

Bookworm

A bookworm, in a literal sense, is widely considered to be a worm that bores through books, chewing on the paper, and damaging them. However, there is no literal bookworm. Instead, what we call bookworms are the larvae of any number of insect species, including beetles and moths. These larvae can resemble worms and though … Read more

Blow Off Steam

Also: Let off steam Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Off Steam’ To blow off steam means to do something that helps relieve stress, tension, anger, or strong emotions; to get out one’s pent up feelings by complaining or talking loudly, or by some energetic activity; to play or work off excess energy, especially children. 1Heacock, Paul. … Read more

Bury the Hatchet

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bury the Hatchet’ To bury the hatchet means to make peace; to settle one’s difference; to stop arguing or fighting; to put an end to old resentments. 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. Want to see … Read more

Bells and Whistles

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bells and Whistles’ Bells and whistles are additional features that are added to a product but that are not essential to its basic function; fancy but nonessential add-ons or gadgets. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Spears, Richard … Read more

Behind Closed Doors

Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Behind closed doors means in secret, privately, away from public view or any observation. 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.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.  Want to … Read more

Blow Smoke

Also: Blow smoke in someone’s face Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Smoke’ To blow smoke is to exaggerate or boast about oneself, usually with no means to back up what one is saying; to intentionally deceive or mislead; to speak in a way meant to conceal the truth and confuse others; to talk confidently about something even … Read more

Blow Smoke Up Someone’s Ass

Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Smoke Up Someone’s Ass’ To blow smoke up someone’s ass means to insincerely compliment someone to get something from them or get them to do something; to manipulate someone with flattery; to exaggerate about something in order to make it seem better than it is. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: … Read more

Bet the Farm

Also used: Bet the ranch Sell the farm Meaning of Idiom ‘Bet the Farm’ To bet the farm means to risk everything one owns on something one is certain of, such as an idea, investment, business venture or bet. 1Heacock, Paul.  Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. ,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English … Read more