On Cloud Nine

Meaning of Idiom ‘On Cloud Nine’ To be on cloud nine means to be extremely happy and blissful; euphoric; serenely contented. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. See also: In Seventh Heaven Examples Of Use “I remember when I got … Read more

Five-finger Discount

Meaning of Idiom ‘Five-finger Discount’ A five-finger discount refers to an act of shoplifting or stealing from a retail shop. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.  Usage Five-finger discount is usually reserved for acts of shoplifting but it … Read more

Two Pennies to Rub Together, to not have

Meaning of ‘To Not Have Two Pennies to Rub Together’ To not have two pennies to rub together means to be broke; very poor; impoverished. Examples of Use The expression can be used to indicate a temporary lack of funds or ongoing poverty. “I’d like to get a new apartment but I barely have two pennies … 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

Two Left Feet

An idiom in use since around 1915. Meaning of Two Left Feet To have two left feet is to be clumsy or awkward, especially in regards to one’s feet. This idiom is usually used to refer to a person’s inability to dance well. Examples Of Use “There is no way you’re gonna catch me dancing. … Read more

Talk Nineteen to the Dozen

A British idiom but sometimes heard in America as well. Used since at least the mid-1800’s. Meaning of the Idiom ‘Talk Nineteen to the Dozen’ When someone talks nineteen to the dozen they are taking very quickly and incessantly without stopping. Can refer to someone who babbles, or who simply talks a lot, whether or not they … Read more

Seventh Heaven, in

Meaning of Idiom ‘In Seventh Heaven’ To be in seventh heaven means to be extremely happy, blissful, or in a state of ecstasy; to be completely satisfied. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples Of Use … Read more