In the Same Boat, all

Also: All in the same boat Meaning of Idiom ‘In the Same Boat’ To be in the same boat means to be in a similar situation; to be experiencing the same problems or challenges. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ammer, … Read more

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It

Also: If the cap fits, wear it, If the shoe/cap fits (shortened version) Meaning of Idiom ‘If the Shoe Fits, Wear It’ If the shoe fits, wear it means that if a negative or insulting description or criticism applies to you, you should accept it; more rarely, if any description applies to you, accept it. … Read more

If Anything

Meaning of Idiom ‘If Anything’ If anything means to any degree, if at all; if anything definite can be said (this is it); if there is any difference at all. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kumar, Vijaya. The Sterling Dictionary of Idioms. Sterling Publisher, 2000.,3Vizetelly, Frank H., De Bekker, L. … Read more

I’m Your Huckleberry

Meaning of Idiom ‘I’m Your Huckleberry” I’m your huckleberry is a no longer heard idiom which meant, I’m the person you are looking for, I’m the man for the job, or, simply, I’m your man; I’m inconsequential, unimportant. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!   Usage This idiom would … Read more

In For It (or Something), to be

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Be In For It ( or something)’ To be in for something means to be certain to experience it, usually referring to something unpleasant. Usage The simple form “in for it” is used so often for this idiom that it can be considered a standard variant. For example: “Mom found out … Read more

In the Worst Way

Meaning of Idiom ‘In the Worst Way’ In the worst way means very much; desperately; to an extreme degree. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012. Usage … Read more

Ivory Tower

Meaning of Idiom ‘Ivory Tower’ To describe someone as living in an ivory tower is a derogatory way of saying they are sheltered, separated, or insulated from the realities of life. The expression is most often used to refer to the world of academia and its disconnection to the practical concerns of everyday life, but politicians and … Read more

It’s A Small World

Also: What a Small World Meaning of Idiom ‘It’s a Small World’ This idiom’s abstract meaning is expressed better in its usage, but it essentially means that although the world seems so vast, we still meet the same people in the most unexpected places. Usually, “it’s a small world” is used to express surprise at seeing … Read more

It Never Rains, But It Pours

Also: When it rains, it pours Meaning of Idiom It Never Rains, But It Pours: When things go wrong or become difficult, they tend to do so one after the other so that negative things happen to excess; when one thing goes wrong, many things go wrong. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

In the Doghouse

Meaning of Idiom ‘In the Dog House’ When someone is in the doghouse, someone else is angry, annoyed, irritated, or displeased with them; to be in trouble, disfavor, or disgrace. 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.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary … Read more