Splitting Hairs

Meaning of Splitting Hairs To split hairs means to argue about very trivial differences or unimportant details. When someone is splitting hairs, their arguments are pointless and frivolous. Sometimes splitting hairs is much the same as being pedantic. Examples Of Use Dennis was late coming home that night. Brenda, upset that he had not called, asked … Read more

Spick and Span

Meaning of Idiom ‘Spick and Span’ To be spick and span means to be very neat, clean, and organized; to be perfectly maintained and looking as if new.  1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 3Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: … Read more