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

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

Count Your Blessings

Meaning of Idiom ‘Count Your Blessings’ To count your blessings means to be grateful for what you have in life and not to dwell on what you do not have. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “Stop complaining about your job and count your blessings. In this economy, … Read more

Come To A Head

Also: Bring (something) to a Head Meaning of Idiom ‘Come to a Head’ To come to head means to reach a point of crisis or climax so that it becomes absolutely necessary that a decision must be made or something must be done. Bring (something) to a Head: to cause something to reach a point of crisis or climax. … Read more

Come Into Someone’s Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Come Into Someone’s Head’ To come into someone’s head refers to an idea or a thought occurring to someone. Usage This idiom can be used in a similar way to the idiom enter one’s head (or mind), however, the expression is often more neutral. A very common use of the idiom is in the form of the … Read more

Come In Handy

Meaning of Idiom ‘Come in Handy’ To come in handy is to be useful or convenient. Usage Often used in the future tense. To say that something will come in handy means that it will turn out to be useful or become useful. Examples: “There are two things you should always have: Duct tape and epoxy. They always come … Read more

Come Hell or High Water

Also: In spite of hell or high water. Used as an idiom since at least 1915. Meaning of ‘Come Hell or High Water’ Idiom Come hell or high water is an alliterative dyad which means “no matter what happens or how difficult it is.” This idiom is used to refer to a goal or intention that will … Read more

Come Full Circle

Also: Turn full circle or go full circle. Meaning of Come Full Circle Idiom The idiom ‘come full circle’ is similar to the idiom “what goes around comes around.” The expression describes a situation in which although a whole series of changes or events have taken place, conditions have returned to the original circumstances or position. There is … Read more

Come Apart at the Seams

Also: Fall Apart at the Seams Come Unglued Come Unstuck Meaning of Idiom ‘Come Apart at the Seams’ When referring to an object, to come apart at the seams means to fall apart; disintegrate. The expression does not require an object to actually be coming apart at the seams, but only to be falling apart … Read more

Cold, Hard Cash

Also: Hard cash Cold cash Meaning of Idiom ‘Cold, Hard Cash’ Cold, hard cash means actual money in the form of bills and coins as opposed to checks, credit, or any other form of payment; money that is readily available for payment. Compare to cash on the barrelhead. Usage The full idiom is rarely used verbally. Hard cash is … Read more