Holy Cow

Meaning of Idiom ‘Holy Cow’ Holy cow is used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, delight, or even dismay in English. It means ‘what a surprise’ or ‘I am astonished, delighted, etc.’ It can also simply mean wonderful.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “I … Read more

Taken Aback, to be

To take someone aback or to be taken aback is an old idiomatic expression that has existed in English since the mid-1900’s. Like many common expressions, it was taken from old nautical terminology dating from the 1800’s. Meaning of Taken Aback When someone is taken aback, they are very shocked, surprise, or, to use another expression taken off guard. … Read more

I’ll Be A Monkey’s Uncle

Meaning of Idiom ‘I’ll Be a Monkey’s Uncle’ I’ll be a monkey’s uncle is an expression used to indicate surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock, and sometimes disbelief or skepticism. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Thompson, Andrew. Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun … Read more