Ill-gotten Gains

Meaning Ill-gotten gains: Money or any acquisitions obtained by dishonest, illegal, or evil means. Examples Of Use “He seemed a typical rich businessman, but all his wealth was ill-gotten gains.” “After stealing the jewelry, he needed a place to hide his ill-gotten gains until things cooled down.” “I won big money at cards but the … Read more

I’ll Be A Monkey’s Uncle

Meaning of Idiom ‘I’ll Be a Monkey’s Uncle’ I’ll be a monkey’s uncle is an expression used to indicate surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock, and sometimes disbelief or skepticism. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Thompson, Andrew. Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun … Read more

Ill at Ease

Meaning of Idiom ‘Ill at Ease’ To be ill at ease means to be uneasy, uncomfortable, feel nervous or awkward. 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 “How are you feeling about the new promotion?” asked Betty. “I feel a bit ill at … Read more