Old Hand, an

Meaning of Idiom ‘Old Hand’ An old hand is a person who is very experienced at doing at a particular thing. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Usage The preposition ‘at’ is often, … Read more

Old Chestnut

Meaning of Idiom ‘Old Chestnut’ An old chestnut is an old joke, story, saying, pun, etc. that has been repeated so many times it is no longer funny or interesting; a cliche. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Old as the Hills, to be

Meaning of Idiom ‘Old as the Hills’ To be as old as the hills means to be very old; ancient. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I can’t stand … Read more