Behind Bars

Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind Bars’ To be behind bars means to be in prison, in jail; incarcerated. 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. Usage This idiom is often used as the phrase ‘put someone behind bars.’ Examples Of Use … Read more

Behind Closed Doors

Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Behind closed doors means in secret, privately, away from public view or any observation. 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.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.  Want to … Read more

Behind The Times

Also: Behind the time Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind the Times’ To be behind the times means be old-fashioned or not modern; not keeping up with current thinking, ideas, trends, methods, technologies, fashion, etc. Examples Of Use “I’m so behind the times. I still have a flip-phone.” “My father still thinks women should stay home take care of the … Read more

Behind the Eight Ball

Meaning of Idiom Behind the Eight Ball: to be in a difficult or awkward situation; to be at a disadvantage; to be out of luck, in a losing position; to be baffled as to what to do or how to proceed. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary … Read more