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. Examples Of Use “You won’t believe what I found at a garage sale. An autographed Stephen King novel. It was dirt cheap, too!” “Fifteen dollars a month for such … Read more

Die Is Cast, the

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Die is Cast’ The die is cast means the future is set and things will unfold inevitably because a decision has been made or a course of action has been taken which cannot be changed. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, … Read more

Dish The Dirt

Meaning Dish the dirt: Gossip or spread malicious rumors or negative information and to do so with no regards to the damage done to others. Compare: Dish Out or Dish it Out Examples Of Use “The tabloid exists solely to dish the dirt on celebrities.” “The reporter made a career out of dishing the dirt so … Read more

Dish Out or Dish it Out

Also: Dish it out but can’t take it Meaning Dish out (something): To give out something (advice, praise, favors, insults, criticism, information, etc.) in large amounts. The idiom is normally used in a critical sense and it is often negative things that are “dished out.” Dish it out: To dispense insults or abuse. Although the … Read more

Diamond in the Rough

Also: Rough diamond. Meaning of Idiom ‘Diamond in the Rough’ When we call someone or something ‘a diamond in the rough’ we mean that their good qualities are hidden. The idiom describes a person who is good but is perhaps uncouth, unkempt, rude, socially awkward, etc. With a little work, this person’s good qualities could shine … Read more