Go Out On a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Out On a Limb’ To go out on a limb means to state an opinion or take a positon that is very different to most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 See parent idiom out on a limb Examples Of Use “I’m going out … Read more

Out on a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out on a Limb’ To be out on a limb means to be in a situation where you lack support from other people; to be in a vulnerable or awkward position. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

On the Whole

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Whole’ On the whole means generally, considering everything. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. See synonyms: By and Large For the Most Part Examples Of use “Well, the morning didn’t start well but on the … Read more

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

Put On

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put On’ 1. To dress oneself in clothing, jewelry, or to place eyeglasses or contact lenses on one’s eyes, etc. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage note: This meaning can apply to many items, such as cosmetics, or … Read more

Accidentally On Purpose

Meaning of Idiom ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ Something that is done accidentally on purpose seems to be an accident but is actually done intentionally; pretending something is an accident that one actually does deliberately. 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.,3McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge … Read more

On Purpose

Meaning of Idiom ‘On Purpose’ On purpose means deliberately or intentionally; no an accident; intended. 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 accidentally on purpose.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of … Read more

Be On Your Mettle

Meaning of Idiom ‘Be On Your Mettle’ To be on your mettle means to be determined or forced to prove your ability, especially in a demanding or difficult situation. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. See also prove your mettle. Examples Of … Read more

On Nodding Terms, to be

Also: Nodding acquaintance, to be a Meaning of Idiom ‘To Be On Nodding Terms’ To be on nodding terms with someone means to barely know them; to be an acquaintance only. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage We … Read more

Light On Your Feet

Meaning of Idiom ‘Light on Your (or one’s) Feet’ To be light on one’s feet means to be able to move quickly and to be agile and nimble. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage Dancers are often said to be light on their feet. The idiom is also often used … Read more