Dead from the Neck Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead from the Neck Up’ Someone who is dead from the neck up is extremely stupid; dull; dumb; very unintelligent. 1Jarvie, Gordon. [http://amzn.to/2uaI2lm Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “The … Read more

From the Ground Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Ground Up’ From the ground up means from the very beginning, starting with nothing; completely; thoroughly. 1Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Rise From the Ashes

Also: Rise like a Phoenix from the ashes Meaning of Idiom ‘Rise from the Ashes’ To rise from the ashes means to be rebuilt or renewed and to return as new after being destroyed. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom can … Read more

From the Word Go

Also: From the get-go Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Word Go’ From the word go means from the very beginning or start. Examples Of Use “It turns out the bank president was in on the scam from the word go.” “I was a part of this company from the word go and now it’s finally … Read more

From the Horse’s Mouth

  Also: Straight from the horse’s mouth Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ When information comes from the horse’s mouth it comes from the best authority or most dependable source, especially when the information comes directly from the person whom the information concerns or who has direct personal knowledge of the situation. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more

From the Cradle to the Grave

Meaning of Idiom From the Cradle to the Grave: From birth to death; the entire period of one’s life; throughout one’s life. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Examples Of Use “The … Read more

From Rags To Riches

Also: Rags to riches Meaning of Idiom ‘From Rags to Riches’ Rags to riches is a way of describing a person who starts out in extreme poverty then becomes very wealthy. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage “MacMillan seems like a typical Wall Street figure, but in reality, his is a … Read more

From A to Z

Meaning From A to Z: thoroughly, completely, including everything; from the beginning to the end 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage “When I was in the hospital, my family and friends took care … Read more

Fresh From the Oven

Meaning of Idiom ‘Fresh from the Oven’ Fresh from the oven means very new, different, or innovative.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Usage Fresh from the oven is most often used in a literal sense to refer to baked goods that have just been taken out of the … Read more