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 positon that is very different to most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 See parent idiom out on a limb Examples Of Use “I’m going out … 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 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 Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

Go the Extra Mile

Also: Walk the Extra Mile Meaning of Idiom ‘Go the Extra Mile’ To go the extra mile means to do more than is expect or is needed; to make a greater effort than needed. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want … 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

Go Down In Flames

To go down in flames is a common English idiom that has several versions, including go up in flames, go up in smoke, and go down in smoke. The expression is also interesting in that, while most idioms don’t share any real-world cognates, go down in flames could easily be confused with a literal event, describing a building being destroyed by fire. … Read more

Go Ape (or Ape Shit)

Although going ape is an idiom, it is often considered slang instead of an idiom. See difference between idioms and slang. This expression came about in the 1950’s. Ape as a Verb Ape has been used as a verb in English since before the 16th century when monkey came into the language. Before then, the word ape stood for actual apes … 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