Dead End

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead End’ 1. A road or other passage that is blocked at one end and thus does not lead anywhere. 2. A situation, job, etc. which does not allow one to make progress; an impasse 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3McCarthy, … Read more

To (until, till) The Bitter End

Meaning of Idiom ‘To the Bitter End’ To the bitter end means to the very end, however unpleasant or ruinous; all the way to death or ruin. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Examples of Use “The movie was long and boring, but we stayed … Read more

Odds and Ends

Odds and ends is a plural noun idiom that has existed in English since the mid-1700’s with origins are far back the 14th century. Meaning Odds and ends refer to miscellaneous small items, remnants and unused objects of no particular value. It has the same meaning as “bits and bobs” or “bits and pieces” and refers … Read more

No End In Sight (to something)

Meaning of Idiom ‘No End in Sight’ No end in sight means that one expects there to be no end to something; whatever is happening will never end. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples Of Use “The peace talks have been going on for years and yet there is no end … Read more

Never Hear the End of It

Meaning of Idiom ‘Never Hear the End of It’ To never hear the end of it means to expect to have to endure people talking about something that embarrassed you or upset you for the foreseeable future. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our … Read more

Go Off The Deep End

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Go Off the Deep End’ To go off the deep end is to become extremely upset and unable to control your emotional reaction; to be angry and irrational; to be carried away by emotion, especially anger and to react irrationally. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

End Run (to do an)

Also: Make an end run around (someone) Do an end run Meaning of Idiom ‘Do an End Run’ To do an end run is to maneuver around an obstacle or authority in order to accomplish a certain goal. This idiom means much the same as to go over someone’s head. Usage Often, the word around is added, as in … Read more

At Your Wit’s End

Meaning of Idiom ‘At Your (or one’s) Wit’s End’ To be at your wit’s end means that you are so confused, puzzled, or upset or have encountered so many difficulties that you have no idea what to do. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more

At the End of Your Rope

Also: At the end of your (or one’s) tether (U.K.) Meaning of Idiom ‘At the End of Your (or one’s) Rope To be at the end of your rope means that you have reached the limit of your patience, resources, abilities, energy, etc. and so are unable to deal with a situation any longer. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English … Read more

At the End of the Day

Also: In the end Meaning of Idiom ‘At the End of the Day’ At the end of the day is a quite commonly used and misunderstood idiom since it makes literal sense if used to actually refer to the end of the day. When used as an idiom, it has a similar meaning to the idiom when all … Read more