I’m Your Huckleberry

Meaning of Idiom ‘I’m Your Huckleberry” I’m your huckleberry is a no longer heard idiom which meant, I’m the person you are looking for, I’m the man for the job, or, simply, I’m your man; I’m inconsquential, unimportant. Usage This idiom would have been used in various ways, including as a response to anyone looking … Read more

To Your Heart’s Content

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Your Heart’s Content’ To your heart’s content means as much as you want; as long as you want; until you are completely satisfied and happy. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Pare, May.  Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.  Want … Read more

Cross Your Fingers

Also: Keep your fingers crossed I’ll keep my fingers crossed Had my fingers crossed (white lie) Meaning of Idiom ‘Cross Your (or one’s) Fingers 1. Cross your fingers means to hope for success or good luck. The variant keep your fingers crossed has the same meaning. 2. Based on the same idiom and superstition is … Read more

Your Guess is as Good As Mine

Meaning of Idiom ‘Your Guess is as Good as Mine’ Your guess is as good as mine means I don’t know any more than you do; I have no idea. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006. Usage This … Read more

Wrap Yourself in the Flag

Used as an idiom since at least the early 1900’s. Meaning of Wrap Yourself in the Flag According to the Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms, to wrap yourself in the flag is to make an excessive show of your patriotism, especially for political ends. This is mostly an American idiom. We often use this phrase to refer to … Read more

Penny for Your Thoughts, a

‘A penny for your thoughts’ is a common idiomatic expression that has existed since the 1500’s, appearing in a collection of proverbs by John Heywood, from 1546. It is not a proverb, however, by any strict criteria. Meaning of Penny for Your Thoughts We use the expression a penny for your thoughts when we wish to know … Read more

Keep Your Pants On

Also: Keep your shirt on Meaning of Idiom ‘Keep Your (or one’s) Pants On’ When someone is told to keep their pants on, it means they should be patient and wait calmly. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Usage ‘Keep your pants on’ is usually said to a person who is being … Read more

Hold Your Horses

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hold Your (or one’s) Horses’ Hold your horses is one of the most common English idioms. When we say “hold your horses” to someone we are telling them to slow down and wait. Usually, the idiom is applied to someone who is over-excited and is rushing ahead before it is sensible to … Read more

Fix Your Wagon

Also: Fix your little red wagon. In use since at least the 1940’s. Meaning of Idiom ‘Fix Your (or one’s) Wagon’ To fix someone’s wagon means to hurt them, get revenge on them, punish them, make them fail, etc. When said to a child, it usually means that spanking or some other form of punishment is … Read more

Eat Your Heart Out

Meaning of Idiom ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ To eat your heart out is to feel jealous or envious of someone else’s achievements or good fortune. Occasionally, it means to feel other strong emotions, especially grief, bitterness, or worry over something. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the … Read more