Down the Road

Meaning of Idiom ‘Down the Road’ The idiom down the road has a literal meaning and a figurative one. 1. Literally, down the road means farther along this same road. Up the road is a synonym accept up the road has no figurative meaning. 2. Figuratively, down the road means in the future; at a … Read more

Down To the Wire

This is another in a long line of idioms that come from horse racing. If a horse race goes down to the wire, it is a very close race and we don’t know who the winner is until the very last moment. When a race goes down to the wire, it means that the first … Read more

Dirt Cheap Meaning

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dirt Cheap’ When something is dirt cheap it is very inexpensive. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “You won’t believe what I found at a garage sale. An autographed Stephen King … Read more

Dead Ringer

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead Ringer’ A dead ringer is a person or thing that resembles another person or thing perfectly or almost perfectly; someone who looks very similar to another person; an exact or near exact likeness or duplicate. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: … Read more

Drop Dead

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop Dead’ 1. Drop dead is used as an expression of intense anger, dislike, hatred, or rejection; go away; stop bothering me; I don’t want to see you anymore. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk

Also: Don’t cry over spilled milk No use crying over spilt spilled milk Meaning of Idiom ‘Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk’ Don’t cry over spilt (or spilled) milk means don’t be upset about something that has happened and cannot be changed, undone, or rectified. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury … Read more

Dead End

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead End’ 1. A road or other passage that is blocked at one end and thus does not lead anywhere. 2. A situation, job, etc. which does not allow one to make progress; an impasse 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3McCarthy, … Read more

Dead from the Neck Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead from the Neck Up’ Someone who is dead from the neck up is extremely stupid; dull; dumb; very unintelligent. 1Jarvie, Gordon. [http://amzn.to/2uaI2lm Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “The … Read more

Dead and Buried

Also: Dead and gone Meaning Of Idiom ‘Dead and Buried’ Something that is dead and buried is completely ended; gone and forever in the past; no longer in use. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: … Read more

Dead as a Doornail

Also: Dead as a dodo Dead as a herring Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead as a Doornail’ To be as dead as a doornail means to be completely and truly dead, never to live again or able to be used again; finished. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2 Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary … Read more