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

Elvis Has Left the Building

Elvis has left the building, unlike most idioms, is of recent origin. It does, of course, refer to Elvis Presley, but since he is dead, it cannot refer to him literally. What does this common expression mean and how did it come about? Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to my YouTube channel! … Read more

Eleventh Hour, at the

An idiom with possible Biblical origins. Meaning When something occurs ‘at the eleventh hour’ it is occurring at the last possible moment, when there is almost no time left and it is almost too late.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom usually refers to an … Read more