Get a Word in Edgewise

Also: Get a word in edgeways Meaning of Idiom ‘Get a Word in Edgewise’ To get a word in edgewise means to find an opportunity to contribute to conversation despite another person or group of people speaking continually without pause. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of … Read more

A Word To The Wise

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Word to the Wise’ A word to the wise expresses the intention to give a brief bit of advice or a quick explanation that an intelligent person should find sufficient without more details. It can be thought of as a ‘hint.’ 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage … Read more

Last Word, the

Also: ‘Have the last word’ ‘Get the last word’ ‘Be the last word’ ‘Be/Say One’s Last word (about something) Meaning of Idiom ‘the Last Word’ The last word is used in two idioms which can have several meanings. “To have the last word” means to have the right or to take the right to have the … Read more

From the Word Go

Also: From the get-go Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Word Go’ From the word go means from the very beginning or start. Examples Of Use “It turns out the bank president was in on the scam from the word go.” “I was a part of this company from the word go and now it’s finally … Read more

Breathe a Word (to not)

Variations: (not) breathe a word about (something) (not) breathe a word of (something) Meaning of Idiom ‘To Not Breathe a Word’ To not breathe a word about something means to keep a secret and not tell anyone about it; to not reveal something. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Meaning of Idiom ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’ Actions speak louder than words means that a persons intention or character can be better judged by what they do than what they say; what one does is more important than what they say; it is better to do things than talk about doing things.  Usage “The … Read more