Long in the Tooth

Also: A bit long in the tooth Long of tooth Meaning of Idiom ‘Long in the Tooth’ To be long in the tooth means to be rather old; quite old; getting on in years; (sometimes) too old (for something). 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Shoe is On the Other Foot, the

Also: The boot is on the other foot (British) Meaning of Idiom ‘The Shoe Is On the Other Foot’ The shoe is on the other foot means the situation has been reversed so that the person who was in a better position is now in the worse one; the circumstances of two people have reversed; … Read more

Heart Skips a Beat

Also: Heart misses a beat Heart stands still Meaning of Idiom ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ When your heart skips (misses) a beat it means you are frightened, startled, or very excited or surprised. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Walter, Elizabeth. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. https://amzn.to/2Rtgj8z Want … Read more

Heavy Heart

Also: heavy-hearted Meaning of Idiom ‘Heavy Heart’ To have a heavy heart means to be sad or depressed, usually about something that is happening or that one has to do. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage … Read more

Lump In Your Throat

Meaning of Idiom ‘Lump in Your (or one’s) Throat A lump in one’s throat is a feeling of tightness, constriction, or dryness in the throat caused by strong emotions such as grief; strong emotions that make it difficult to speak. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Armed to the Teeth

Meaning of Idiom ‘Armed to the Teeth’ To be armed to the teeth means to be carrying many deadly weapons or other military equipment; to be excessively armed; to be over-equipped or excessively over-prepared for something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge … Read more

Elbow Grease

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Elbow Grease’ Elbow grease means vigorous and strenuous physical effort, especially with one’s arms and hands when cleaning something. 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.,3Helterbran, Valeri R. Exploring Idioms: a Critical-Thinking Resource … Read more

Elbow Room

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Elbow Room’ 1. Elbow room means enough space to move around in without unreasonable obstruction. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,3Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. 2. … Read more

Blow Smoke Up Someone’s Ass

Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Smoke Up Someone’s Ass’ To blow smoke up someone’s ass means to insincerely compliment someone to get something from them or get them to do something; to manipulate someone with flattery; to exaggerate about something in order to make it seem better than it is. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: … Read more

Give Your Right Arm (for something)

Also: give your right arm to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (or one’s) Right Arm’ If you would give your right arm for something you would sacrifice a lot or go to great lengths to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, … Read more