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 positon that is very different to most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 See parent idiom out on a limb Examples Of Use “I’m going out … Read more

Got Your (or someone’s) Number

Also: Have someone’s number Meaning of Idiom ‘Got Your (or someone’s) Number When you have got someone’s number, it means they know your true character or intentions and thereby have an advantage. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage Although this idiom is … Read more

Go Legit

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Legit’ To go legit means to start behaving honestly after a period of illegal activity. 1Ayto, 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 especially refers to business activities, such when a person sells goods … Read more

Good Egg

Also: Good scout Meaning of Idiom ‘Good Egg’ A good egg is a good, nice, and trustworthy person. Good egg is the opposite of a bad egg. Examples Of Use “That Peter is a good egg. He’s always helping out.” “Thanks for taking my shift yesterday. You’re a good egg.” “Be a good scout and fetch … Read more

God’s Acre

Meaning of Idiom ‘God’s Acre’ God’s acre is a churchyard or, more specifically, a churchyard cemetery. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “My Grandfather wanted to be laid to rest in God’s acre, which was strange since I’d never known him to go to church.” “Sarah … Read more

Gospel Truth

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Gospel Truth’ The gospel truth is the absolute, unquestionable truth. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. See also take as gospel. Examples Of Use “I’m telling you the gospel truth, John is having an affair with his secretary.” “Some … Read more

Go To Someone’s Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go to Someone’s Head’ To go to someone’s head means to make someone overly proud, arrogant, conceited, foolish, or careless; to have success make one believe they are more successful than they really are. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

Go the Extra Mile

Also: Walk the Extra Mile Meaning of Idiom ‘Go the Extra Mile’ To go the extra mile means to do more than is expect or is needed; to make a greater effort than needed. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want … Read more

Go Off The Deep End

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Go Off the Deep End’ To go off the deep end is to become extremely upset and unable to control your emotional reaction; to be angry and irrational; to be carried away by emotion, especially anger and to react irrationally. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Go Down In Flames

To go down in flames is a common English idiom that has several versions, including go up in flames, go up in smoke, and go down in smoke. The expression is also interesting in that, while most idioms don’t share any real-world cognates, go down in flames could easily be confused with a literal event, describing a building being destroyed by fire. … Read more