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

Night Owl

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Night Owl’ A night owl is a person who habitually stays up late at night and who prefers to be active during the night. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.  Examples Of Use “I’ve always been a night … Read more

Chicken Out

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Chicken Out’ To chicken out means to refuse to do something because of fear or cowardice. 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.  Usage To chicken out usually has the connotation of refusing to do something, … Read more

Holy Cow

Meaning of Idiom ‘Holy Cow’ Holy cow is used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, delight, or even dismay in English. It means ‘what a surprise’ or ‘I am astonished, delighted, etc.’ It can also simply mean wonderful.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I … Read more

No Spring Chicken

Meaning of Idiom ‘No Spring Chicken’ A person who is no spring chicken is no longer young; someone who can no longer be considered youthful; an old person. Usage This idiom is more often used to describe women but may be used to describe men. Although it is usually humorous, it may be considered insulting … Read more

Crocodile Tears

Meaning of Idiom Crocodile Tears Crocodile tears is an insincere or hypocritical display of grief or remorse; pretending to be upset or sorrowful.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “Her courtroom performance was convincing to the jury, especially the crocodile tears over her husband’s death, … Read more

Snake in the Grass

Meaning of Idiom ‘Snake in the Grass’ A snake in the grass is a deceitful, treacherous and sneaky person; one who pretends to be your friend while actually being your enemy in secret. 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.  … Read more

Cry Wolf

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cry Wolf’ To cry wolf means to raise a false alarm; to warn of a danger that doesn’t really exist; to cry for help when you do not actually need help; to complain about something needlessly. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, … Read more

Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots, a

Also: A leopard doesn’t change its spots You can’t change a leopard’s spots A Tiger can’t change its stripes Meaning of Idiom ‘A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots’ A leopard can’t change its spots means that a person cannot change their inner character or nature, especially if it is bad. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Meaning of Idiom ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’ Curiosity killed the cat is used to express the idea that showing too much interest in the affairs of other people can get you in trouble, or even be dangerous. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms]. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. … Read more