Good Egg

Also: Good scout Meaning of Idiom ‘Good Egg’ A good egg is a good, nice, and trustworthy person. Good egg is the opposite of a bad egg. Examples Of Use “That Peter is a good egg. He’s always helping out.” “Thanks for taking my shift yesterday. You’re a good egg.” “Be a good scout and fetch … Read more

Salt of the Earth, the

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Salt of the Earth’ To be the salt of the earth means to be a very good, honest, worthy and reliable person or persons. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our … Read more

Not Have A — Bone In One’s Body

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not Have a — Bone in One’s Body This character idiom can be positive, negative, or neutral depending on the adjective used, such as lazy, honest, selfish, kind, etc. It means that the person being referred to absolutely does not possess the quality named. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more

Heart of Gold, to have a

Meaning of Idiom ‘Have a Heart of Gold’ To have a heart of gold means to be a very gentle, kind, caring, and generous person. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, … Read more

Give the Shirt Off One’s Back

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give the Shirt Off One’s Back’ To give (someone) the shirt off one’s (your, his, her) back is to give anything or everything you have; to be extremely generous and helpful; to be willing to sacrifice to help others. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms … Read more

Bless Your (His/Her) Heart

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bless Your Heart’ Bless your heart is a spoken expression of good wishes, endearment, affection, fondness, sympathy. It can also be a way of saying someone is a good person or did a good thing. In the Southern United States, where it is used most often, it can mean all of these things. … Read more