Freeze Over

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Freeze Over’ To freeze over, regarding a body of water like a pond or lake, means form a layer of solid ice on the surface; generally, to become covered in a layer of ice (phrasal verb). 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. McGraw-Hill, 2006. Examples Of Use … Read more

For the Most Part

Meaning of Idiom ‘For the Most Part’ For the most part means in general; usually; mostly. 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. See synonyms: By and Large On the Whole Examples Of Use “For the most part I agree with you … Read more

Flip Someone Off

Also: Flip someone the bird Give someone the finger Give someone the bird Give someone the one-finger salute Meaning of Idiom ‘Flip Someone Off’ To flip someone off means to hold up one’s hand with the palm facing towards you and with the fist closed, raise the middle finger. The general meaning is meant to … Read more

Five-finger Discount

Meaning of Idiom ‘Five-finger Discount’ A five-finger discount refers to an act of shoplifting or stealing from a retail shop. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.  Usage Five-finger discount is usually reserved for acts of shoplifting but it … Read more

Firsthand (first-hand, first hand)

Also: At firsthand Firsthand information Firsthand account Firsthand knowledge Firsthand evidence Meaning of Idiom ‘Firsthand’ or ‘Firsthand Information’ Firsthand information is informaton is information that comes directly from the source or origin, without any intermediary source. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. … Read more

Face It

Also: Let’s face it Face the facts Let’s face the facts Look (the facts, truth) in the face Meaning of Idiom ‘Face It’ Face it means to be honest and admit and accept unpleasant facts; accept reality even though it is difficult to accept; look at things as they really are. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English … Read more

Flavor of the Month

Also: Flavor of the week (rare) Meaning of Idiom ‘Flavor of the Month’ The flavor of the month is someone or something that suddenly becomes very popular, but only for a short time; a temporary fashion or fad. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

From the Ground Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Ground Up’ From the ground up means from the very beginning, starting with nothing; completely; thoroughly. 1Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Funny Bone

Also: Tickle One’s Funny Bone Meaning of Idiom ‘Funny Bone’ 1. The funny bone, although it is not an actual bone, is a point on the human body where the ulnar nerve in the back of the elbow above the joint runs close to the humerous (upper arm bone) and lacks the protection is has along the … Read more

Full-Court Press

Meaning of Full Court Press Idiom A full court press, when used as an idiom, refers to applying aggressive tactics using all the resources at your disposal to exert maximum pressure in order to achieve some desired outcome. Usage This expression can be used in any situation, but it is most often used in the world … Read more