No Spring Chicken

Meaning of Idiom ‘No Spring Chicken’ A person who is no spring chicken is no longer young; someone who can no longer be considered youthful; an old person. Usage This idiom is more often used to describe women but may be used to describe men. Although it is usually humorous, it may be considered insulting … Read more

No Sweat (Thank You Response)

Meaning of Idiom ‘No Sweat’ No sweat is one of the several idiomatic responses and to Thank you, used as an alternative to the standard You’re welcome. Saying no sweat is a slang expression that is similar to no problem. It means, figuratively, “helping you was not hard work for me and it did not cause me to sweat.” This idiom … Read more

No Problem (Thank You Response)

Meaning of Idiom ‘No Problem’ No problem is one of the several idiomatic responses and to Thank you, used as an alternative to the standard You’re welcome. Saying no problem when someone says thank you means it caused me no problem. This is a way of saying that helping was no trouble or required little effort. A variation of this expression … Read more

No Holds Barred

Used as an idiom since around 1940. Meaning of No Holds Barred Idiom No holds barred means a situation without any restrictions, where anything is permitted. Anything goes.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage No holds barred is often mispronounced as no holes barred. Examples Of Use “The press conference … Read more

No Great Shakes

An idiom in use since the early 1800’s. Meaning of No Great Shakes When something is no great shakes it is nothing out of the ordinary, not very good, mediocre, not very important, etc. Often referring to a person, it describes someone with little skill or value at what they do. Examples Of Use “Even after all … Read more

No End In Sight (to something)

Meaning of Idiom ‘No End in Sight’ No end in sight means that one expects there to be no end to something; whatever is happening will never end. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples Of Use “The peace talks have been going on for years and yet there is no end … Read more

Have No Stomach for Something

Meaning of Idiom “Have No Stomach For…” To ‘have no stomach for something’ means to find it unacceptable, intolerable, or unpleasant. When we have no stomach for something, it means we are determined not to do it, experience it, etc. Although the expression is often used in regards to something obviously unpleasant or distasteful, it … Read more

Big Deal

Meaning of Idiom ‘Big Deal’ A big deal is something that is very important, special, or a matter of great interest. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. This idiom can also be used to mean “who … Read more