Red Letter Day

Also spelled red-letter day. Meaning of Idiom ‘Red Letter Day’ A red letter day is a day that is special, happy, pleasant, etc.; a day that is remembered fondly; a pleasurable or significant special occassion. 1Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage … Read more

Rebel Without a Cause, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Rebel without a Cause’ A rebel without a cause is a person who is extremely dissatisfied with the norms of society in general, including the government, but who doesn’t fight for any particular cause. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Examples Of Use “He’s a rebel without a … Read more

Reinvent the Wheel

Meaning of Idiom ‘Reinvent the Wheel’ To reinvent the wheel means to do something again, or try to improve something, that is already perfected and cannot be improved; to waste time by reproducing something that already exists. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: … Read more

Read Someone Like a Book

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Read Someone Like a Book’ To (be able to) read someone like a book means to understand someone completely and to be able to discern their thoughts, emotions, character, motives, desires, etc. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Read Between the Lines

Meaning of Idiom ‘Read Between the Lines’ To read between the lines is to look for or understand a hidden meaning, information, or an implied message that is not actually stated or obvious from outward appearance. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage … Read more