Sell Like Hot Cakes

Also: Go like hot cakes Move like hot cakes Meaning of Idiom ‘Sell Like Hot Cakes’ To sell like hot cakes means to sell quickly and in large quantities; to be quite commercially successful. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ayto, … Read more

Two Peas in a Pod, like

Also: (to be) two peas in a pod like as two peas in a pod alike as two peas in a pod Meaning of the Idiom ‘Like Two Peas in a Pod’ When two people are like two peas in a pod they are very similar to one another and have a close resemblance. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Read Someone Like a Book

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Read Someone Like a Book’ To (be able to) read someone like a book means to understand someone completely and to be able to discern their thoughts, emotions, character, motives, desires, etc. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Like Something The Cat Dragged In

Also: Like something the cat brought in Meaning of the Idiom ‘Like Something the Cat Dragged In’ A person who looks like something the cat dragged in is messy, bedraggled, dirty, or exhausted looking. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage The expression is … Read more

In Like Flynn, to be

To be in like Flynn is a fairly new idiom, only existing since only the mid-1900’s. Flynn is a proper name, and this expression is one of hundreds of proper-name idioms, most of which don’t survive for nearly as long as this one. It is hard to say why this particular idiom is still in use … Read more

Drink Like a Fish

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drink Like a Fish’ To drink like a fish means to drink large amounts of alcohol; to drink too much alcohol, especially habitually.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This expression usually refers to someone who habitually consumes excessive amounts of alcohol, but it … Read more

Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame’ To be drawn like a moth to a flame means to be strongly attracted to something or someone, as if by instinct.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “A seasoned paleoanthropologist, when Fergusson saw the white glint … Read more