Behind Closed Doors

Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Behind closed doors means in secret, privately, away from public view or any observation. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.  Want to … Read more

Dead as a Doornail

Also: Dead as a dodo Dead as a herring Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead as a Doornail’ To be as dead as a doornail means to be completely and truly dead, never to live again or able to be used again; finished. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2 Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary … Read more

Katie Bar the Door

Also: Katy Bar the Door Meaning of Idiom ‘Katy Bar the Door’ When someone says Katy bar the door they mean get ready for trouble; something bad is about to happen. Examples Of Use “If Rebekah catches you messing around with other women it’s Katy bar the door.” “Don’t let Arnie drink more than one beer or it’s … Read more

At Death’s Door

Meaning of Idiom ‘At Death’s Door’ To be at death’s door means to be so ill or so badly injured that you may die; to be at a point where death is imminent. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Usage To say … Read more