Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck

Also: Just Fell off the Cabbage Truck Meaning of Idiom ‘Just Fell off the Turnip Truck’ Someone who just fell off the turnip truck is naive, gullible, inexperienced, easily fooled, ignorant, unsophisticated, etc. Usage This chiefly rural idiom is often given as fall off the turnip truck but it is most often used in the … Read more

Tailgate, to

Also: Ride someone’s bumper Meaning of Idiom ‘Tailgate’ To tailgate means to drive dangerously close behind another car or vehicle on the road. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Burke, David. The Slangman Guide to Street Speak 2: the Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms. Slangman Pub., 2016. Usage When a driver is said to … Read more

Stop On A Dime

Meaning of Idiom ‘Stop on a Dime’ To stop on a dime means to stop very quickly or suddenly; to come to a complete and immediate halt. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage Although … Read more