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

Bored to Death

Also: Bore someone to death Bore the pants off (of someone) Bored to tears (bore someone to tears) Bored stiff (bore someone stiff) Meaning of Idiom ‘Bored to Death’ To be bored to death means to be extremely bored. To bore someone to death means to be dull or uninteresting. See worry to death. Want to … Read more

Bounce A Check

Also: Write a Bounced Check. Bounced Check. Meaning of Idiom ‘Bounce a Check’ v. To bounce a check means to write a bad check or rubber check, which is a check written on an account which does not have the money to cover it. When a check is bounced, the bank returns the check without paying it. adj. A bounced … Read more

Bottoms Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bottoms Up’ Bottoms up is an expression used as a toast or humorous exclamation used while drinking, especially while drinking alcoholic beverages. Similar to cheers or down the hatch, it is used when drinking with friends as a way to encourage others to drink together or simply to have fun. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. … Read more