Elbow Grease

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Elbow Grease’ Elbow grease means vigorous and strenuous physical effort, especially with one’s arms and hands when cleaning something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,3Helterbran, Valeri R. Exploring Idioms: a Critical-Thinking Resource … Read more

Elbow Room

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Elbow Room’ 1. Elbow room means enough space to move around in without unreasonable obstruction. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,3Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. 2. … Read more

Embarrassment of Riches, an

Meaning of Idiom ‘An Embarrassment of Riches’ An embarrasment of riches is an overwhelming abundance of something; having more of a good thing than one needs, especially if this makes it difficult to choose. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 Usage … Read more

Easy as Falling Off a Log

Meaning of Idiom ‘Easy as Falling off a Log’ When something is easy as falling off a log, it is very easy to do. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. See similar idioms: Easy as ABC  Easy as Pie Dead … Read more

Easy as ABC

Meaning of Idiom ‘Easy as ABC’ When something is easy as ABC it is very easy; not difficult at all. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 See similar idioms: Easy as Pie  Dead Easy  Piece of Cake  Cakewalk Not Rocket Science  … Read more

Every Nook and Cranny

Meaning of Idiom ‘Every Nook and Cranny’ Every nook and cranny means everywhere; every possible part of a place. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage This idiom is usually used in regards to searching for something. For example: “I’ve searched through … Read more

Eat Crow

Meaning of Idiom ‘Eat Crow’ To eat crow is to be humiliated and shamed after being shown to be wrong or to be forced to admit one’s error and be publicly shamed as a result. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Eat Humble Pie

Meaning of Idiom ‘Eat Humble Pie’ To eat humble pie is to be forced to admit one’s error or wrongdoing and to be humiliated, abased or “humbled.” 1Troy, Eric. “Eating Humble Pie: How Did This Expression Come About?” Culinary Lore, 29 May 2018, ., 2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010., 3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of … Read more

Easy as Pie

Meaning of Idiom ‘Easy as Pie’ When something is easy as pie, it is very easy to do, presenting no difficulty. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. See similar idiom Piece of Cake Examples Of Use “That math test today was … Read more

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Also: kitchen sink (adjective) Meaning of Idiom ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ Everything but the kitchen sink means almost everything, whether appropriate or not; everything imaginable. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital … Read more