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

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

On Nodding Terms, to be

Also: Nodding acquaintance, to be a Meaning of Idiom ‘To Be On Nodding Terms’ To be on nodding terms with someone means to barely know them; to be an acquaintance only. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage We … Read more

On the Same Wavelength, to be

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Same Wavelength’ To be on the same wavelength means to have the same ideas and opinions about something; to be in general agreement or accord; to have a rapport; to be thinking in the same ways. 1Chakrabroty, Tarun. Dynamic Memory Idioms & Phrases. Diamond Pocket Books, 2006.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

On Hand

Meaning of Idiom ‘On Hand’ 1. To have something on hand means to have it it one’s possession and available for use; nearby and ready when needed. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002  2. When referring to a person, on hand … Read more

On the Ropes

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Ropes’ 1. When used to regarding boxing matches, on the ropes refers to a fighter who has been forced back against the ropes by his opponent and is leaning on them for support, making it difficult to defend himself. 1Henry, Jean. How to Play the Game: American English Sports & Games … Read more

On the Rocks

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Rocks’ 1. Especially used to refer to relationships or organizations, on the rocks means not going well and likely to end soon; ruined or spoiled. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 2. When used in … Read more

On Your (or One’s) Last Legs

Meaning of the Idiom ‘On Your Last Legs’ To be on your last legs be nearing the end of your strength or usefulness. This idiom usually refers to people, but can also refer to machinery, etc. It may sometimes refer to inanimate objects such as items of clothing. In regards to people, the expression usually means … Read more