Look Forward To Something

Meaning of Idiom ‘Look Forward to Something’ To look forward to something is to be excited about something that is going to happen and think of it with eager anticipation. Examples Of Use “I look forward to meeting you in person,” said the salesman. “I’ve been looking forward to the state fair all year.” Origin Used since … Read more

Like Something The Cat Dragged In

Also: Like something the cat brought in Meaning of the Idiom ‘Like Something the Cat Dragged In’ A person who looks like something the cat dragged in is messy, bedraggled, dirty, or exhausted looking. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage The expression is … Read more

Let The Grass Grow Under Ones Feet

Also: To not let the grass grow under one’s feet. Do not let the grass grow under your feet. Meaning of Idiom ‘Let the Grass Grow Under One’s Feet’ To let the grass grow under one’s feet means to waste time; to fail to take advantage of an opportunity or wait to act until it is too … Read more

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Let sleeping dogs lies is an idiom that has existed since at least the 1300s, with cognates in several languages, including German and French. Meaning When we say “let sleeping dogs lie” we mean to not bring up problems that will themselves bring up even bigger problems. In other words, we are saying to not stir … Read more

Last-Ditch (effort, attempt)

Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last-Ditch’ A last-ditch effort or attempt is a final desperate attempt to achieve something before giving up for good or ultimately failing. See also the last resort. Examples Of Use “In the final seconds of the game, Jordan made a last ditch effort to score from half-court.” “In a last-ditch attempt to … Read more

Last Laugh (have the)

Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last Laugh’ To have the last laugh means to be victorious over one’s opponents or critics, especially after being doubted; to succeed in the end even after much difficulty and setback. Usage “My boss fired me today but I’ll get the last laugh. What he doesn’t know is that I already accepted … Read more

Last Fling (have a)

Also: Final Fling Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last Fling’ To have the last fling means to have one last short period of enjoyment before circumstances curtail one’s freedom. The circumstances may be marriage, University, the military, etc. The expression may refer to simply having fun, but, in the case of marriage, it may refer to having sexual … Read more

Last But Not Least

Meaning of Idiom ‘Last but Not Least’ Last but not least means last in a sequence, but not least in importance. In a long list of people being mentioned or introduced, the last person may be referred to as last but not least. This idiom is also applied to the last in a list of items, … Read more