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

On the Same Wavelength, to be

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Same Wavelength’ To be on the same wavelength means to have the same ideas and opinions about something; to be in general agreement or accord; to have a rapport; to be thinking in the same ways. 1Chakrabroty, Tarun. Dynamic Memory Idioms & Phrases. Diamond Pocket Books, 2006.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Get In On the Ground Floor

Also: Let someone in on the ground floor Meaning of Idiom ‘Get in on the Ground Floor’ To get in on the ground floor is to become involved in something, often a business or enterprise from the very beginning or early stages of its development. To let someone in on the ground floor is to … Read more

On Hand

Meaning of Idiom ‘On Hand’ 1. To have something on hand means to have it it one’s possession and available for use; nearby and ready when needed. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002  2. When referring to a person, on hand … Read more

On the Ropes

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Ropes’ 1. When used to regarding boxing matches, on the ropes refers to a fighter who has been forced back against the ropes by his opponent and is leaning on them for support, making it difficult to defend himself. 1Henry, Jean. How to Play the Game: American English Sports & Games … Read more

On the Rocks

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Rocks’ 1. Especially used to refer to relationships or organizations, on the rocks means not going well and likely to end soon; ruined or spoiled. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 2. When used in … Read more

Quick On The Draw

Also: Quick on the Trigger Meaning of Idiom ‘Quick on the Draw To be quick on the draw means to be very fast reacting to a situation or to be quick to action in general. Examples Of Use “Comedians dealing with hecklers have to be quick on the draw.” “Don’t let Arthur’s quiet manner fool you. He’s quick … Read more

Put Your Finger On Something

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Your (or one’s) Finger On Something’ To put one’s finger on something is to be able to understand something or know the reason for it; to describe something; to identify something. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more

Put On Airs

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put on Airs’ To put on airs is to act haughty and superior; to make a show of pride and affect a manner of importance; to pretend to be better than you are. See possible definitions of put on.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of … Read more

On Your (or One’s) Last Legs

Meaning of the Idiom ‘On Your Last Legs’ To be on your last legs be nearing the end of your strength or usefulness. This idiom usually refers to people, but can also refer to machinery, etc. It may sometimes refer to inanimate objects such as items of clothing. In regards to people, the expression usually means … Read more