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 inconsquential, unimportant. Usage This idiom would have been used in various ways, including as a response to anyone looking … 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

In the Dark

Meaning of Idiom In the Dark: 1. To be uninformed or unknowledgeable about something or someone. 2. In secret, hidden. 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. Usage Other than “to be in the dark” this idiom has several standard phrasal variations … Read more

In the Crosshairs

Meaning of Idiom ‘In the Crosshairs’ To be in the crosshairs means be the object of intense observation or scrutiny, usually as a result of some wrongdoing or unpopular opinion, etc., or to be in a position to be attacked or criticized (Source). Compare to caught in the crossfire. Examples Of Use The idiom is always … Read more

In Stock

Meaning of Idiom ‘In Stock’ The idiom in stock refers to items for sale in retail establishments. When an item is ‘in stock’ the store or online business has one or more of the items physically in inventory, on the premises or in a warehouse, and available for purchase. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton … Read more