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

Drown Your Sorrows

Also: Drown Your Troubles Meaning of Idiom Drown Your (or one’s) Sorrows’ To drown your sorrows means to try to forget your troubles or get over a disappointment by drinking an excessive amount of alcohol; to dull one’s worries or forget one’s sorrows by becoming intoxicated (drunk). 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw … Read more

Drop a Hint

Also: Let drop a hint Meaning of Idiom ‘To Drop a Hint’ To drop a hint means to give a small, subtle hint about something; to allude to something without directly saying it. 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 … Read more

Drop in the Bucket

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop in the Bucket’ A drop in the bucket is a very small and unimportant amount; an amount which is too small and much less than needed. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Drop A Dime (on someone)

Also: Drop the dime Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop a Dime’ To drop a dime (on someone) means to inform on them or betray them, usually to the police. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage The expression drop a dime usually refers to informing … Read more

Drink Like a Fish

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drink Like a Fish’ To drink like a fish means to drink large amounts of alcohol; to drink too much alcohol, especially habitually.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This expression usually refers to someone who habitually consumes excessive amounts of alcohol, but it … Read more

Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame’ To be drawn like a moth to a flame means to be strongly attracted to something or someone, as if by instinct.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “A seasoned paleoanthropologist, when Fergusson saw the white glint … Read more

Draw the Short Straw

Meaning of Idiom ‘Draw the Short Straw’ To draw the short straw, used metaphorically, means to get chosen to do some unpleasant or disagreeable task. The idiom does not mean that straws were actually drawn, only that someone who didn’t want to do it was chosen. This person could be said to have gotten the short end … Read more

Draw the Line

Also: Draw a Line Meaning of Idiom ‘Draw the Line’ To draw the line is to set a definite limit on what one is willing to do, accept, etc. and to state emphatically that one will stop short of this limit. The idiom can also mean to separate one thing from another or to accept, recognize, or admit … Read more

Draw Fire

Meaning of Idiom ‘Draw Fire’ To draw fire is to attract criticism or hostility, often from a more powerful person or organization or a large group. Usage “The President draws fire from conservatives for his social positions.” “The companies ill-consider television commercial drew fire from all quarters.” Origin Draw, in this idiom, is used to … Read more