You Can’t Miss It

Meaning of Idiom ‘You Can’t Miss It’ You can’t miss it means it is easy to find; impossible not to see or notice. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage This idiom is spoken almost always when giving driving directions to a building … Read more

You Said a Mouthful

Meaning of Idiom ‘You Said a Mouthful’ To say a mouthful means to say a great deal or to say something very important. When someone says “You said a mouthful” they mean “you said something very important or meaningful.” 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. , 2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American … Read more

You Can Say That Again

Also: You said it Meaning of Idiom ‘You Can Say That Again’ You can say that again means I completely agree; that is definitely true. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Compare to You Said a Mouthful Examples Of Use “Wow, traffic is really heavy this time of day,” … Read more

Your Guess is as Good As Mine

Meaning of Idiom ‘Your Guess is as Good as Mine’ Your guess is as good as mine means I don’t know any more than you do; I have no idea. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006. Usage This … Read more

You Have Made Your Bed and Must Lie In It

Meaning You Have Made Your Bed and Must Lie In It: You must accept the consequences of your actions, however unpleasant. Usage This idiom can be delivered in a number of different ways without changing the meaning: “You’ve made your bed; now you must lie in it!” “You’ve made your bed so lie in it.” … Read more

You And What Army?

Also: You and Whose Army. Meaning of Idiom ‘You and What Army?’ Expressed as a rhetorical question, you and what army is meant as a sarcastic/ironic reply to a threat from someone whose ability to carry out the threat is not taken seriously. The idiom is a facetious way of saying ‘I do not find you or your … Read more

Yellow Belly

Yellow-belly or yellow-bellied is an idiomatic expression, used as an adjective in use since at least the 1920’s and perhaps earlier. Meaning Yellow-belly is used as a noun, while its alternative version yellow-bellied is used as an adjective. This is U.S. expression meaning a coward or to be cowardly. Examples of Use “The bully turned out to be … Read more