To Your Heart’s Content

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Your Heart’s Content’ To your heart’s content means as much as you want; as long as you want; until you are completely satisfied and happy. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Pare, May.  Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.  Want … Read more

Hamlet without the Prince

Also: Hamlet without the prince of Denmark Hamlet without Hamlet Meaning of Idiom ‘Hamlet Without the Prince’ Hamlet without the prince refers to a performance or event taking place without the most important performer or central figure, such as the lead speaker. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Knowles, Elizabeth. What … Read more

Time Is Ripe

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Time is Ripe’ When we say the time is ripe for something we mean that the conditions are good and the right moment has been reached. The time is ripe means essentially the same things as the time is right. Examples Of Use “The time is ripe for gay marriage to be … Read more

Splitting Hairs

Meaning of Splitting Hairs To split hairs means to argue about very trivial differences or unimportant details. When someone is splitting hairs, their arguments are pointless and frivolous. Sometimes splitting hairs is much the same as being pedantic. Examples Of Use Dennis was late coming home that night. Brenda, upset that he had not called, asked … Read more

My Heart Bleeds For You

My heart bleeds for you and various versions of the sentiment such as “my heart bleeds tears” were used since the 1300’s to express severe anguish and sympathy. The idiom has been used much differently since the late 1940’s. Meaning of My Heart Bleeds for You Although ‘my heart bleeds for you’ can be used … Read more

In a Nutshell

Also: To put it in a nutshell Meaning of Idiom ‘In a Nutshell’ The idiom in a nutshell is meant to indicate that someone is expressing something in as simple a way as possible, using the fewest words possible; a concise and brief summary. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Dog Tired

Also: dog-tired One of many idioms related to being tired, with origins in the mid-1500s. Meaning To be dog tired means to be extremely tired, exhausted, worn out; to be so tired you go right to sleep as soon as you get in bed. Synonym for dead on your feet and dead tired  Want to see more videos … Read more