You Can’t Miss It

Meaning of Idiom ‘You Can’t Miss It’ You can’t miss it means it is easy to find; impossible not to see or notice. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage This idiom is spoken almost always when giving driving directions to a building … Read more

You Said a Mouthful

Meaning of Idiom ‘You Said a Mouthful’ To say a mouthful means to say a great deal or to say something very important. When someone says “You said a mouthful” they mean “you said something very important or meaningful.” 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. , 2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American … Read more

You Can Say That Again

Also: You said it Meaning of Idiom ‘You Can Say That Again’ You can say that again means I completely agree; that is definitely true. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Compare to You Said a Mouthful Examples Of Use “Wow, traffic is really heavy this time of day,” … Read more

You Have Made Your Bed and Must Lie In It

Meaning You Have Made Your Bed and Must Lie In It: You must accept the consequences of your actions, however unpleasant. Usage This idiom can be delivered in a number of different ways without changing the meaning: “You’ve made your bed; now you must lie in it!” “You’ve made your bed so lie in it.” … Read more

You And What Army?

Also: You and Whose Army. Meaning of Idiom ‘You and What Army?’ Expressed as a rhetorical question, you and what army is meant as a sarcastic/ironic reply to a threat from someone whose ability to carry out the threat is not taken seriously. The idiom is a facetious way of saying ‘I do not find you or your … Read more

My Heart Bleeds For You

My heart bleeds for you and various versions of the sentiment such as “my heart bleeds tears” were used since the 1300’s to express severe anguish and sympathy. The idiom has been used much differently since the late 1940’s. Meaning of My Heart Bleeds for You Although ‘my heart bleeds for you’ can be used … Read more

Don’t You Dare

Meaning of Idiom ‘Don’t You Dare’ Saying “don’t you dare” is a way of telling someone not to do something, and if they do, you will be angry or annoyed at them. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013. Usage The idiom is often … Read more

Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You

Also: Never bite the hand that feeds you Used as an idiom as early as 600 B.C. and in English since at least the 16th century. Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite the Hand That Feeds You’ To bite the hand that feeds you is to attack, harm, show ingratitude toward, or otherwise turn against someone who is helping you.  … Read more

Catch Your Death (You’ll)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Catch Your Death’ To catch your death is an exaggerated way of saying to catch a severe cold. The idiom can be extended to any similar illness associated with cold weather, such as flu.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage Most often the expression is used … Read more

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite Off More Than You Can Chew’ To bite off more than you can chew is to take on more responsibility than you can handle; to try to do a job that is too big for you.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is … Read more