Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)

Our perception of time is not constant. We have a selective perception of how time is passing based on circumstance and how we are emotionally affected by them. At certain times, as when we are bored, time will seem to pass by more slowly, while at other times, more quickly. This is the subject of … Read more

Take With a Grain of Salt

Also used: With a Pinch of Salt Meaning of Idiom ‘Take (something) With a Grain of Salt’ Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! To take something with a grain of salt means to be skeptical about it; to not consider something to be completely true or correct; to have … Read more

Throw Someone Under the Bus

Meaning of Idiom ‘Throw Someone Under the Bus’ To throw someone under the bus is to make someone a scapegoat; to publicly betray an ally or colleague; to let someone take the blame for something that you were also involved in; to fail to defend someone or to sacrifice their interests, especially to protect your … Read more

Talk About

Meaning of Idiom ‘Talk About (Something)’ The expression talk about is used to indicate a very good example of something; something that is remarkable; something that is significant; absolutely the case. 1Spears, https://amzn.to/2CEGuCz Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. McGraw-Hill, 2006.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Farlex … Read more

That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles

Also: That’s how the cookie crumbles That’s just the way the cookie crumbles Meaning of Idiom ‘That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles’ That’s the way the cookie crumbles means that’s the way things often turn out; that’s the way things are (and nothing can be done about it); that’s exactly what one would expect to … Read more

To Advantage

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Advantage’ To advantage means in a way that helps or benefits you; in a way that produces a favorable effect; in an advantageous way.1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2“Advantage.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advantage. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of … Read more

Take Your Lumps

Meaning of Idiom ‘Take Your (or one’s) Lumps’ To take your (or one’s) lumps means to suffer punishment, attack or defeat; to experience difficulty in one’s efforts, plans, or as part of one’s life.  1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Throw Down the Gauntlet

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Throw Down the Gauntlet’ To throw down the gauntlet means to issue a challenge to an opponent. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples … Read more

Till the Cows Come Home

Also: Until the cows come home Meaning of Idiom “Till the Cows Come Home’ Till the cows come home means a vey long time, perhaps forever; an indefinite but long period of time. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. 3Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,Cresswell, … Read more

Think Twice

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Think Twice To think twice about something means to evaluate or consider something thoroughly; to think about something very carefully before doing it. 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.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, … Read more