Open Book, an

Meaning of Idiom ‘An Open Book’ An open book is someone or something that is easy to understand or interpret; clear; straightforward; easy to solve; an honest and frank person. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. See … Read more

Open a Can Of Whoop-Ass

Also: Open a can of whup-ass Bust open a can of whoop-ass Open a can of whip-ass Meaning of Idiom ‘Open a Can of Whoop-Ass’ To whip (someone’s) ass is to punish them or hurt them either physically or verbally or, more often, to beat someone up. Open a can of whoop-ass is a variation of the same idiom. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms … Read more

Keep an Open Mind

Also: Have an open mind with an open mind The primary idiom is open mind or open-minded but it is often used in these three common expressions. Further usage examples are given below. Meaning of Idiom ‘Keep an Open Mind’ To keep an open mind means to be willing to consider new or different ideas, opinions, suggestions, etc. 1 Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The … Read more

Can Of Worms, Open a

Meaning of Idiom ‘(Open a) Can of Worms’ To open a can of worms means to do something that will uncover more problems and make things more complicated and unsolvable than they already were; to create an unpleasant or troubling situation. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: … Read more