Out of Thin Air

Also: From thin air Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of Thin Air’ Out of thin air means from an unknown place or source; seemingly from nowhere or nothing; from a state of being invisible or nonexistent. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge … Read more

Out to Lunch

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out to Lunch’ To be out to lunch means to be unattentive to what one is doing; out of touch with the real world; having poor mental judgment; crazy or insane. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ayto, … Read more

Out on a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out on a Limb’ To be out on a limb means to be in a situation where you lack support from other people; to be in a vulnerable or awkward position. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Of the Essence

Meaning of Idiom ‘Of the Essense’ When something is of the essence it is the most important thing; crucial; critical; absolutely necessary for success. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,4Ayto, … Read more

Or Anything

Meaning of Idiom ‘Or Anything’ Or anything refers to any other related or similar thing; anything that is similar to something already mentioned. Usage This idiom is used to suggest other possibilities that would be acceptable, without naming anything specific. Examples Of Use “Listen, if you want to talk or anything, just let me know.” … Read more

On the Whole

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Whole’ On the whole means generally, considering everything. 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. See synonyms: By and Large For the Most Part Examples Of use “Well, the morning didn’t start well but on the … Read more

On Cloud Nine

Meaning of Idiom ‘On Cloud Nine’ To be on cloud nine means to be extremely happy and blissful; euphoric; serenely contented. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. See also: In Seventh Heaven Examples Of Use “I remember when I got … Read more

Old Hand, an

Meaning of Idiom ‘Old Hand’ An old hand is a person who is very experienced at doing at a particular thing. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Usage The preposition ‘at’ is often, … Read more

Once in a Blue Moon

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ Once in a blue moon means not very often; very rarely; only once in a long period of time; practically never. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. ,2Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The … Read more

On Purpose

Meaning of Idiom ‘On Purpose’ On purpose means deliberately or intentionally; no an accident; intended. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. See accidentally on purpose.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of … Read more