Heart Skips a Beat

Also: Heart misses a beat Heart stands still Meaning of Idiom ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ When your heart skips (misses) a beat it means you are frightened, startled, or very excited or surprised. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Walter, Elizabeth. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. https://amzn.to/2Rtgj8z Want … Read more

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Also: Here today and gone tomorrow Meaning of Idiom Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Here today, gone tomorrow is said of things that do not last very long; fleeting; soon to go away or disappear; soon to be over and forgotten. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary … Read more

Hear it Through the Grapevine

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hear it Through the Grapevine’ To hear something through the grapevine means to learn of it through rumors passing from person to person; to acquire unsubstantiated information from sources that are not necessarily reliable. 1Troy, Eric. “Why Do We Say ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ – What’s the Origin?” Culinary Lore, 26 … Read more

Herculean Task

Also: Herculean effort Herculean feat Herculean Task Meaning A herculean task is an extremely difficult task; an almost impossible undertaking.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “The President informed the people that they had a Herculean task before them.” “The building of the Great Pyramids of Egypt … Read more