Mile a Minute, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Mile A Minute’ A mile a minute means very fast or rapidly. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples of Use “My son was so excited about … Read more

New York Minute

Also: In a New York Minute Meaning of Idiom ‘New York Minute’ A New York minute is a very short period of time; an instant. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to … 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

On Borrowed Time

Also: Living on borrowed time Meaning of Idiom ‘On Borrowed Time’ To be (living) on borrowed time means to have continued living after the point where you might reasonably be expected to have died and to therefore not have long to live; to outlive expectations; to continue to exist or function longer than expected. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. … Read more

Every Time One Turns Around

Meaning Every time one turns around: An emphatic way of saying too often, or often enough to be annoying or aggravating. Usage This idiom is most often used to complain about some annoying or troublesome thing that tends to happen often, or seems to happen often. Examples Of Use “Every time I turn around, my … Read more

Eleventh Hour, at the

An idiom with possible Biblical origins. Meaning When something occurs ‘at the eleventh hour’ it is occurring at the last possible moment, when there is almost no time left and it is almost too late.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom usually refers to an … Read more

Clock In and Clock Out

Also: Punch in Punch out Meaning of Idioms ‘Clock In’ and ‘Clock Out’ To clock in is to record your time of arrival at work, usually by punching a time clock; to begin work. To clock out is to record your time of departure from work; to end work. Usage Although this idiom often refers literally to punching a … Read more

Behind The Times

Also: Behind the time Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind the Times’ To be behind the times means be old-fashioned or not modern; not keeping up with current thinking, ideas, trends, methods, technologies, fashion, etc. Examples Of Use “I’m so behind the times. I still have a flip-phone.” “My father still thinks women should stay home take care of the … Read more