Every Now and Then

Also used: Every now and again Now and then Now and again Meaning of Idiom ‘Every Now and Then’ Every now and then means sometimes; occasionally; periodically; or infrequently. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I stopped smoking ten years ago but every now and then … Read more

800-Pound Gorilla

Also: Eight-hundred pound gorilla 800/Eight-hundred lbs gorilla Meaning of Idiom ‘800 Pound Gorilla’ An 800-pound gorilla is an organization, company, or entity that is so powerful it operates with no heed for the rules, laws or the rights of others; a company or organization that is so large and powerful it gets whatever it wants; … Read more

Elephant in the Room

Also: elephant in the corner white elephant in the room pink elephant in the room Meaning of Idiom ‘Elephant in the Room’ The elephant in the room is a topic that is sensitive, awkward, or embarrassing and that no one wants to talk about but which is difficult to ignore; a topic that everyone is … Read more

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 Want … 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. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our … 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 Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! See similar idioms: … 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. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is usually … 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