Life of the Party

Also: Life and soul of the party Meaning of Idiom ‘Life of the Party’ A person who is the life of the party is very outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic, amusing, entertaining, etc. and who helps make the party fun. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Life Of Riley

Also: Life of Reilly Meaning of Idiom ‘Life Of Riley’ The life of Riley is an easy, carefree, comfortable life of luxury. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010., 2Jarvie, Gordon.  Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009., 3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples Of Use “I love … Read more

Light On Your Feet

Meaning of Idiom ‘Light on Your (or one’s) Feet’ To be light on one’s feet means to be able to move quickly and to be agile and nimble. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage Dancers are often said to be light on their feet. The idiom is also often used … Read more

A Likely Story

Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Likely Story’ When someone says “a likely story” they mean that they do not believe what someone else has said; used to express disbelief of a story, excuse, explanation, etc. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. ,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage This … Read more

A Little Bird Told Me

Also: A little birdie told me Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ A little bird told me means “I found out this information from a source I cannot or will not reveal.” 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

The (Absolute) Limit

Meaning of Idiom ‘The (Absolute) Limit’ When something (or someone) is the limit it is extreme, very annoying or almost impossible to tolerate; the limit of what one can endure. 1Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006.,2Manser, M. H., and I. McCaig. A Learner’s Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford University Press, 1986. The absolute … 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