Shut Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Shut Up’ 1. Stop speaking. Often spoken as a command (imperative). (Early 1800s) Usage note: When shup up is used as a command, it is rude and abrupt. 2. To shut someone up means to cause them to stop speaking. 3. Close completely, especially windows or shutters. (Early 1500s) 4. Imprison or … Read more

Show Your True Colors, to

An expression in use since the 1800’s. Meaning To show your true colors means to reveal your true character, feelings, opinions, etc. Usage This idiom is always used in a negative sense, to describe someone who seemed to be a better person than they turned out to be once their ‘true colors’ came out. Examples … Read more

Shit Will Hit The Fan

Also: The shit is going to hit the fan The shit’s gonna hit the fan When the shit hits the fan Then the shit hits the fan Meaning of Idiom ‘Shit Will Hit the Fan’ The shit will hit the fan refers to a problem becoming very serious or the consequences of an action or situation … Read more

Ships That Pass In The Night

Meaning of Idiom ‘Ships That Pass in the Night’ Two ships that pass in the night can have one of two meanings. More generally, it refers to individuals who know each other, are related, or intimate, but are not usually in the same place at the same time. A more dramatic and literary usage refers to two … Read more