Get Your Goat

This idiom, which originated in America, is one of the few animal idioms with the word goat and the only one that seems to be somewhat common in spoken English. Its origin is somewhat of a mystery although one theory has it that the source is to do with horse racing. Meaning of Idiom ‘Get … Read more

Go Cold Turkey

Also used: Quit Cold Turkey, Stop Cold Turkey Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Cold Turkey’ To go cold turkey is to end an addiction such as smoking or drinking quickly and completely without cutting down gradually or tapering off; to stop doing something suddenly and completely, all at once without preparation or planning. Want to see more … Read more

Get One’s Second Wind

Also: Get a second wind Meaning Of Idiom ‘Get One’s Second Wind’ 1. In regards to physical exercise, especially running, a second wind refers to a return to regular breathing and renewed endurance after being out of breath and exhausted. 2. Restored or increased energy and strength after feeling tired, weak, allowing one to continue … Read more

Go Out On a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Out On a Limb’ To go out on a limb means to state an opinion or take a position that is very different from most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! See … Read more

Green With Envy

Meaning of Idiom ‘Green With Envy’ To be green with envy means to wish very much that you had the same possessions or good fortune that someone else has; to be very envious or jealous. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, … Read more

Give Someone a Break

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Someone a Break’ 1. To give someone a break means to stop putting pressure on them, stop criticizing them, or being unkind to them. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 2. Alternatively, to give someone a … Read more

Give Me a Break

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Me A Break’ Give me a break is a statement of exasperation used when you do not believe what someone tells you, or you disagree with it and find it ridiculous, unfair, or upsetting. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Give Your Right Arm (for something)

Also: give your right arm to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (or one’s) Right Arm’ If you would give your right arm for something you would sacrifice a lot or go to great lengths to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, … Read more

Give Your Eye Teeth (for something)

Also: give your eye teeth to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (one one’s) Eye Teeth’ If you would give your eye teeth for something you would go to great trouble in order to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Heacock, Paul. … Read more

Get Your Act Together

Also: Get your shit together Get it together Get it all together Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Your (or one’s) Act Together’ To get your act together means to start behaving in a more focused and effective way; to get organized. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more