Accidentally On Purpose

Meaning of Idiom ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ Something that is done accidentally on purpose seems to be an accident but is actually done intentionally; pretending something is an accident that one actually does deliberately. 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.,3McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge … Read more

Accidents Will Happen

Meaning of Idiom ‘Accidents Will Happen’ Accidents will happen means that no matter how careful you are it is impossible to prevent things from going wrong; you cannot prepare for everything and unexpected events will occur. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. ,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more

An Accident Waiting To Happen

Meaning of Idiom ‘An Accident Waiting to Happen’ An accident waiting to happen is a dangerous situation that is certain to cause an accident or cause something to go wrong. This expression usually refers to negligence, carelessness, bad planning, wrong procedures, etc. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge … Read more