Whole New Ball Game, a

Also: A different ball game Meaning of Idiom ‘A Whole New Ballgame’ A whole new ball game is a completely changed situation or set of circumstances. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more

Run Interference

Meaning of Idiom ‘Run Interference’ To run interference is to help someone accomplish something by dealing with potential problems so as to eliminate encumbrances or distractions; to intervene in order to help another person. Examples Of Use “Todd, my son’s school just called. He’s sick and I need to pick him up. Can you run interference … Read more

Monday-morning Quarterback

Meaning of Idiom ‘Monday-Morning Quarterback’ A Monday morning quarterback is a person who dissects an event and tells others how it should have been dealt with after the event has happened. This person has the benefit of hindsight and already knowing what decisions were made and what outcomes occurred. So, a Monday morning quarterback is “wise after … 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