My Way or the Highway

Meaning of Idiom ‘My Way or the Highway’ When someone says my way or the highway, they are giving an ultimatum that means you either have to do what they say or leave or be excluded; agree or leave. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is … Read more

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Meaning of Idiom ‘Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees’ Money doesn’t grow on trees is a set phrase used to remind someone, especially a young person, not to waste money. It means that money is a finite resource that is difficult to acquire and we should understand its value, as it cannot be picked from a … Read more

Make A Fuss

Also: Make a fuss about (something) Make a fuss over (something) Meaning of Idiom ‘Make a Fuss’ To make a fuss means to complain and cause a needless commotion or put on a public display. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. … Read more

Money Laundering

Also: Laundering money Laundered money Money launderer Meaning of Idiom ‘Money Laundering’ Money laundering is the criminal act of trying to make illegally obtained money seem legal by moving it through banks or other businesses, usually in small increments compared to the principal amount, thus transforming them into legitimate seeming assets. Want to see more … Read more

Mile a Minute, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Mile A Minute’ A mile a minute means very fast or rapidly. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples of Use “My son was so excited about … Read more

Miles Away, to be

Also: To look miles away Meaning of Idiom ‘Miles Away’ To be or to look miles away means to appear to be lost in thought, unfocused, daydreaming, not listening, distracted, etc. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage This idiom is most … Read more

Middle of Nowhere, the

Also: Out in the middle of nowhere Meaning of Idiom ‘The Middle of Nowhere’ The middle of nowhere is a place that is very remote and isolated and that is not near where many people live.  1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, … Read more

Make One’s Blood Curdle

Also: Blood-curdling (adjective) Meaning of Idiom ‘Make One’s Blood Curdle’ Something that makes your blood curdle is very frightening and fills you with fear. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage Often used interchangeably with make one’s blood … Read more

Make One’s Blood Run Cold

Also: Freeze one’s blood Turn one’s blood to ice Meaning Of Idiom ‘Make One’s Blood Run Cold’ When something makes your blood run cold it fills you with great fear or horror. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: … Read more

A Mouthful

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Mouthful’ A mouthful refers to words or names that are long and difficult to say or pronounce. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. Usage This idiom may be confused with say a … Read more