Wild Goose Chase

Meaning of Idiom ‘Wild Goose Chase’ A wild goose chase is a pointless, foolish and futile search or pursuit that is bound to result in failure. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: … Read more

Wipe the Floor with Someone

Also: Mop (up) the floor with someone Meaning of Idiom ‘Wipe the Floor With Someone’ To wipe the floor with someone means to inflict a humiliating and thorough defeat on them; to have an overwhelming victory. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Kirkpatrick, … Read more

Without Further Ado

Also: without more ado Meaning of Idiom ‘Without Further Ado’ The idiom without further ado means without more talk, activity, ceremony, etc.  1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage The phrase without further ado is often used in formal settings, … Read more

With Flying Colors

A phrase used since the 17th century. Meaning With flying colors means with easy and outstanding success. To succeed at something extremely well.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I was worried about my medical exam but I passed with flying colors.” “I hardly studied … Read more