Got Your (or someone’s) Number

Also: Have someone’s number Meaning of Idiom ‘Got Your (or someone’s) Number When you have got someone’s number, it means they know your true character or intentions and thereby have an advantage. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage Although this idiom is … Read more

Ill-gotten Gains

Meaning Ill-gotten gains: Money or any acquisitions obtained by dishonest, illegal, or evil means. Examples Of Use “He seemed a typical rich businessman, but all his wealth was ill-gotten gains.” “After stealing the jewelry, he needed a place to hide his ill-gotten gains until things cooled down.” “I won big money at cards but the … Read more

Cat Got Your Tongue

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cat Got Your (or one’s) Tongue’ This is usually expressed as a question to someone who is being unusually quiet or refusing to speak, as in “Has the cat got your tongue?” 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe … Read more