Bells and Whistles

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bells and Whistles’ Bells and whistles are additional features that are added to a product but that are not essential to its basic function; fancy but nonessential add-ons or gadgets. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Spears, Richard … Read more

Clean as a Whistle

Meaning of Idiom ‘Clean as a Whistle’ Clean as a whistle means extremely clean, squeaky clean, clear, spotless. There are other possible meanings that are less common in modern use: 1. Completely, thoroughly. 2. Innocent, guilt-free, free from wrongdoing. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more