Raining Cats And Dogs

The idiom raining cats and dogs has been a common English expression since at least the 1800’s. Meaning of Raining Cats and Dogs We say “it’s raining cats and dogs” when there is a heavy downpour. It simply means “a heavy rain.” A synonym for raining buckets.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe … Read more

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Let sleeping dogs lies is an idiom that has existed since at least the 1300s, with cognates in several languages, including German and French. Meaning When we say “let sleeping dogs lie” we mean to not bring up problems that will themselves bring up even bigger problems. In other words, we are saying to not stir … Read more

Dog Tired

Also: dog-tired One of many idioms related to being tired, with origins in the mid-1500s. Meaning To be dog tired means to be extremely tired, exhausted, worn out; to be so tired you go right to sleep as soon as you get in bed. Synonym for dead on your feet and dead tired  Want to see more videos … Read more

Dog in the Manger

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dog in the Manger’ A dog in the manger is a petty person who tries to keep others from having, using, or enjoying something even though they do not actually want or need it themselves. Examples Of Use “My uncle Paul is a dog in the manger about his swimming pool. He never uses … Read more

Dog Days

Also: Dog days of summer. An idiom with Ancient Roman origins. Meaning of Idiom ‘Dog Days (Of Summer) The dog days (of summer) are the hottest, longest, most humid days of summer, between early July and early September in the Northern hemisphere and January and February in the Southern hemisphere. The idiom also can refer to … Read more

Dog And Pony Show

Idiom from the late 1800’s. Meaning of Idiom ‘Dog and Pony Show’ A dog and pony show is a presentation, marketing event, or any other event which has a lot of style and seems very polished and professional, but which has no real content. In a dog and pony show, no real information is presented, … Read more

Clean as a Hound’s Tooth

Meaning of Idiom ‘Clean as a House Tooth’ Clean as a hound’s tooth means very clean, highly polished, etc.; innocent and honest. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Price, Steven D. Endangered Phrases: Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction. Skyhorse Pub., 2011. Compare clean as a whistle. Examples Of Use “They were all freshly … Read more