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 legitmate seeming assets. Examples Of Use “It … 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

My Pleasure, it was (Thank You Response)

Also: The pleasure was all mine (formal) Meaning of Idiom ‘My Pleasure’ Other than “You’re welcome,” there are several idiomatic responses to “Thank You.” ‘My pleasure‘ or the longer form ‘it was my pleasure‘ is one of these. When you use this response you are telling the person who thanked you that it was your pleasure to … Read more

My Heart Bleeds For You

My heart bleeds for you and various versions of the sentiment such as “my heart bleeds tears” were used since the 1300’s to express severe anguish and sympathy. The idiom has been used much differently since the late 1940’s. Meaning of My Heart Bleeds for You Although ‘my heart bleeds for you’ can be used … Read more