Curtains for Someone (or Something)

Also: It’s curtains This idiom is one of many theatrical idioms such as break a leg or to be in the limelight. In the theater, curtains can refer to the physical drapery or fabric used to conceal all or part of the stage from the audience, or it can refer to the other aspects of the … Read more

Close But No Cigar

Meaning of Idiom ‘Close But No Cigar’ Close but no cigar is an interjection used to refer to an effort that comes very close to succeeding but does not succeed; a success that is narrowly missed. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I almost broke the … Read more

Chime In

Meaning of Idiom ‘Chime In’ To chime in means to enter into a conversation other people are having, especially by interrupting to agree or repeat; to inject a comment or opinion into a conversation; to join a conversation to express agreement. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Cry Me a River

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cry Me a River’ Cry me a river is a sarcastic response to someone who is expressing sadness or complaining and for whom you have no sympathy. Usage Although cry me a river can be used in response to actual crying, tears are not necessary for the idiom to be used. It … Read more

Cool As a Cucumber

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Cool as a Cucumber’ To be cool as a cucumber means to be very calm; in control of your emotions; to have great self-control; to be self-possessed. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Want to see … Read more

Couldn’t Agree More (I, somebody)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Couldn’t Agree More’ When someone says ‘I couldn’t agree more’ it means they agree very strongly; to completely agree; to share someone’s opinion. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, 2003. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe … Read more

Clean Bill of Health

Also: Give Someone a Clean Bill of Health Meaning of Idiom ‘Clean Bill of Health’ 1. A clean bill of health is a report or notification from a doctor that one is healthy and free of disease or other health conditions. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International … Read more

Conk Out

Also: Conk off Meaning of Idiom ‘Conk Out’ (phrasal verb) 1. To conk out means to suddenly stop functioning or to fail, as a mechanical or electronic device. 2. To fall asleep. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 3. … Read more

Chicken Out

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Chicken Out’ To chicken out means to refuse to do something because of fear or cowardice. 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.  Usage To chicken out usually has the connotation of refusing to do something, … Read more

Couch Potato

Meaning of Idiom ‘Couch Potato’ A couch potato is a physically inactive person who spends much of their time sitting and watching television and eating junk food. A couch potato does not exercise or engage in regular physical activity. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more