Worried to Death

Also: Worry oneself to death Meaning of Idiom ‘Worried to Death’ To be worried to death means to be extremely worried or anxious.  1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  See worried sick. Examples Of Use “The hurricane is about to make landfall. Do you think everyone got out okay?” … Read more

Worried Sick (about someone or something)

Also: Worry oneself sick Meaning of Idiom ‘Worried Sick’ To be worried sick about someone or something means to be very worried or anxious. 1Webber, Elizabeth, and Mike Feinsilber. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Allusions. Merriam-Webster, 2000.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. … Read more

Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly

Also: Wouldn’t harm a fly Can’t hurt a fly Couldn’t hurt a fly Would never hurt a fly wouldn’t hurt a flea Meaning of Idiom ‘(someone) wouldn’t hurt a fly’ When it is said that someone wouldn’t hurt a fly, it means that they are very gentle and harmless and that they would never hurt … Read more

A Word To The Wise

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Word to the Wise’ A word to the wise expresses the intention to give a brief bit of advice or a quick explanation that an intelligent person should find sufficient without more details. It can be thought of as a ‘hint.’ 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage … Read more