The Pits, to be

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Pits’ To be the pits means to be a very unpleasant, undesirable, or unfortunate thing (situation, circumstance, etc). Examples Of Use “Going to school is the pits. I think I’m going to skip class today.” “I forgot to pay my water bill so they cut off my water!” “That’s the pits,” … Read more

Piece of Cake

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Piece of Cake’ When something is a piece of cake, it is very easy to accomplish. 1Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. , 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. See similar idiom Easy as Pie Examples Of Use “Are you sure you … Read more

Pitch Dark

Also: Pitch black Black as pitch Pitch darkness Pitch blackness Black as coal (rare) Meaning of Idiom ‘Pitch Dark’ All variations are more commonly used to describe darkness. Examples Of Use “I didn’t like camping. Being from the city, I found it hard to sleep in the pitch dark woods.” “The cloud cover made the night … Read more

Pick of the Litter

Meaning of Idiom ‘Pick of the Litter’ When something (or someone) is the pick of the litter it is the best of a group. 1 Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples Of Use “Isn’t it a little early to go looking for yard sales?” asked Karen. “I like to get to them … Read more

Pick and Choose

Meaning of Idiom Pick and Choose: to carefully select or choose the best (most desirable, appropriate, etc.) option from among a number of options; to be choosy when making a decision about alternatives.  1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth … Read more