Null and Void

Also: null Meaning of Idiom ‘Null and Void’ Null and void is a legal term which means canceled or ineffective. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Usage This idiom is usually used in reference to legal contracts or other legally recognized arrangements such as … Read more

Act of God, an

Also: act of nature Meaning of Idiom ‘An Act of God’ An act of God is an unexpected, powerful, and uncontrollable event that is not caused by humans, such as a hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, wildfire, etc. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Usage This idiom is most often, though not always, … Read more