You Can’t Miss It

Meaning of Idiom ‘You Can’t Miss It’ You can’t miss it means it is easy to find; impossible not to see or notice. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage This idiom is spoken almost always when giving driving directions to a building … Read more

Can’t Stand Someone or Something

Meaning of Idiom ‘Can’t Stand (Someone or Something) When you can’t stand someone or something, your srongly dislike them or it; be unable to tolerate being around someone or something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom is always used in the negative. We never say “I … 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

Can’t (or don’t) Judge a Book by Its Cover

Also: Don’t judge a book by its cover Meaning of Idiom ‘You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover’ You can’t judge a book by its cover means you should not make decisions or form opinions based solely on outward appearance without knowing more about someone or something. Usage Both variants, using can’t and don’t are common. Examples Of Use … Read more