Bite One’s Nails

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite One’s Nails’ To bite one’s nails is to show signs of nervousness, anxiety, impatience, etc. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,3Brenner, Gail Abel.  Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Usage Although … Read more

Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You

Also: Never bite the hand that feeds you Used as an idiom as early as 600 B.C. and in English since at least the 16th century. Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite the Hand That Feeds You’ To bite the hand that feeds you is to attack, harm, show ingratitude toward, or otherwise turn against someone who is helping you.  … Read more

Bite the Dust

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite the Dust’ To bite the dust is to be defeated or killed, especially in battle; to be successful; to be eliminated or to cease existing. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Examples Of Use “When the company bit the … Read more

Bite the Bullet

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite the Bullet’ To bite the bullet is to accept or confront a difficult situation with courage and stoicism; to accept the truth of a situation; to bravely pay the price of a bad situation; to force yourself to do something you dislike. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American … Read more

Bite Someone’s Head Off

Also: Snap someone’s head off Meaning of Idiom ‘To Bite Someone’s Head Off’ To bite someone’s head off means to reply or speak to someone in a very sharp and angry way; to scold harshly. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth … Read more

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite Off More Than You Can Chew’ To bite off more than you can chew is to take on more responsibility than you can handle; to try to do a job that is too big for you.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is … Read more