To (until, till) The Bitter End

Meaning of Idiom ‘To the Bitter End’ To the bitter end means to the very end, however unpleasant or ruinous; all the way to death or ruin. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Examples of Use “The movie was long and boring, but we stayed … Read more

Know Someone from Adam, to not

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Not Know Someone From Adam’ To not know someone from Adam means to not know someone at all, having never met them, or to completely unable recognize them. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage “I don’t know him … Read more

Fly in the Ointment, a

Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Fly in the Ointment A fly in the ointment is a small event, circumstance, or factor that spoils an entire endeavor, circumstance, reputation, etc.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “The detective was sure that the man had been murdered in his bedroom. … Read more

Eleventh Hour, at the

An idiom with possible Biblical origins. Meaning When something occurs ‘at the eleventh hour’ it is occurring at the last possible moment, when there is almost no time left and it is almost too late.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom usually refers to an … Read more

Drop in the Bucket

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop in the Bucket’ A drop in the bucket is a very small and unimportant amount; an amount which is too small and much less than needed. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Down to Earth

Meaning of Idiom ‘Down to Earth’ 1. (To be brought or to come) down to Earth means to be brought back to reality; to become realistic or alert to the actual events going on around one. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Adam’s Ale

Meaning of Idiom ‘Adam’s Ale’ Adam’s ale is an old-fashioned term for plain water. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 22. Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Usage In Scotland, the term is sometimes heard as Adam’s wine. Examples of Use “We have no beer or wine. You’ll have to make … Read more