Hot Under the Collar

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hot Under the Collar’ To be hot under the collar means to be angry, resentful, agitated, or embarassed. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “When … Read more

Under the Table

Meaning of Idiom ‘Under the Table’ The idiom under the table means in secret and often illegally. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is usually used in regards … Read more

Under the Impression

Meaning of Idiom ‘Under the Impression’ To be under the impression means to think, assume, or believe something is the case, usually mistakenly. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Examples Of Use “I was under the impression you liked working with John.” “Sorry I … Read more

Under the Aegis Of Someone

Also: Under the auspices of Meaning of Idiom ‘Under the Aegis of (Someone or Something)’ To be under the aegis of someone means to have their financial or moral support or to be sponsored or protected by them. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Usage … Read more

Under One’s Breath

Meaning of Idiom ‘Under One’s (your, his, her) Breath’ Under one’s breath means to speak very softly, in a whisper or undertone. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Usage When someone is said to speak “under their breath” the connotation is usually that … Read more

Sweep Something Under the Rug

Meaning To sweep something under the rug means to hide a problem or something unpleasant from other people, with intentions to deal with the issue later, or to simply ignore an issue. This idiom is always used in a negative sense. It is never good to sweep something under the rug! Usage Used as a phrasal verb. … Read more

Let The Grass Grow Under Ones Feet

Also: To not let the grass grow under one’s feet. Do not let the grass grow under your feet. Meaning of Idiom ‘Let the Grass Grow Under One’s Feet’ To let the grass grow under one’s feet means to waste time; to fail to take advantage of an opportunity or wait to act until it is too … Read more