Run Into the Ground

Meaning of Idiom ‘Run Into the Ground’ 1. To run something into the ground is to manage it so badly that it is ruined and fails; to ruin or destroy something, usually a business or organization. 2. To excessively and continually discuss a topic until it all aspects of it are thoroughly exhausted. 1Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Run Into a Brick Wall

Also: Run into a stone wall Hit a brick wall Meaning of Idiom ‘Run Into a Brick Wall’ To run into a brick wall means to encounter a barrier to progress that cannot be surmounted; to be stopped in one’s efforts by something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. … Read more

Run Into

The idiom run into is a difficult one because it has at least six different meanings. It is also used as part of other idioms such as run into a brick wall and run into the ground. Meaning Of Idiom ‘Run Into’ 1. To meet someone or find them unexpectedly, by chance. I.E. to run … Read more

Rub Salt in the Wound

Also: Pour salt on the wound Rub it in Meaning of Idiom ‘Rub Salt in (or into) the Wound’ To rub salt in someone’s wound is to make a bad or painful situation worse, such as by pointing out a person’s mistakes or shortcomings, teasing, or reminding them of how bad a situation is. When someone rubs … Read more

Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire’ To be out of the frying pan into the fire means to have escaped from a bad or dangerous situation only to find themselves in a worse one. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Jarvie, … Read more

Come Into Someone’s Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Come Into Someone’s Head’ To come into someone’s head refers to an idea or a thought occurring to someone. Usage This idiom can be used in a similar way to the idiom enter one’s head (or mind), however, the expression is often more neutral. A very common use of the idiom is in the form of the … Read more