Go Overboard

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Overboard’ To go overboard has a literal and a figurative meaning. 1. To go overboard can mean to fall out of a boat or fall off a ship into the water. 2. Figuratively, to go overboard is to do or say too much because you are overly enthusiastic; to act in … Read more

Go Haywire

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Haywire’ To go haywire means to work or behave in a crazy or disorderly way with bad results; to be out of control; wildly confused; to become chaotic and unpredictable. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Ammer, … Read more

It Goes Without Saying

Also: That goes without saying Meaning of Idiom ‘It Goes Without Saying’ When we say something goes without saying we mean that it is obvious; it is generally understood or accepted; it is so well-known that it doesn’t need to be spoken or explained. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more

Go Cold Turkey

Also used: Quit Cold Turkey, Stop Cold Turkey Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Cold Turkey’ To go cold turkey is to end an addiction such as smoking or drinking quickly and completely without cutting down gradually or tapering off; to stop doing something suddenly and completely, all at once without preparation or planning. Want to see more … Read more

Go Out On a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Out On a Limb’ To go out on a limb means to state an opinion or take a position that is very different from most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! See … Read more

Happy-Go-Lucky

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ A person who is happy-go-lucky is carefree and happy all the time; a person who does not worry about anything. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 Examples Of Use “My brother has always been so happy-go-lucky. That’s why it surprised … Read more

Go Legit

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Legit’ To go legit means to start behaving honestly after a period of illegal activity. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom especially refers to business activities, such when a person sells goods … Read more

Rarin’ To Go

Also: Raring to go Meaning of Idiom ‘Rarin’ to Go’ To be rarin’ to go means to be very eager to begin something; extremely excited and enthusiastic about something. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples Of Use This idiom is usually always pronounced rarin’, instead of raring. … Read more

Go To Someone’s Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go to Someone’s Head’ To go to someone’s head means to make someone overly proud, arrogant, conceited, foolish, or careless; to have success; to have success make one believe they are more successful than they really are. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English … Read more