American idioms  (By GenghisTheHun (168) on 07/21/2005)

An idiom is usually a phrase where the meaning is different from the literal meaning of the words of the phrase or the phrase itself. Most languages are rich in idioms, and American English his its own treasure trove. The meaning of the idiom might completely escape a person from another land. Rate the idioms and suggest more. 5 = great
 
 
 
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couldn't hit the broad side of a barn (2)  5.00 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
...and the horse you rode in. (2)  5.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Built like a brick sh*thouse (2)  5.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
You can take that to the bank! (2)  5.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
on a fishing expedition (1)  5.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Stone-cold dead (1)  5.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
bad (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
blind leading the blind (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Couldn't care less (1)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
diamond in the rough (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
dirt poor (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
dry run (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
dumb bunny (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
egg on one's face (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
face the music (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
fair and square (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
feeling blue (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
flip the bird (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
fly on the wall (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
given the third degree (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
hit the hay (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
I hope it will all pan out. (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
kill two birds with one stone (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
know the ropes (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Lights are on but no one's home. (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
look like the cat that swallowed the canary (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
naked truth (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
off one's rocker (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
on the nose (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
out of touch (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
over the hill (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
play fast and loose (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
pulling strings (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
quick and dirty (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
rat race (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
reading between the lines (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
right under your nose (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
rooted to the spot (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
sandbagging (1)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
selling like hotcakes (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
shovelling sh*t against the tide (from Jed1000) (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
spill the beans (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
That was then, and this is now (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
to see a man about a dog (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Toot your own horn (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Wake up on the wrong side of the bed (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
wild goose chase (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
X marks the spot (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
yellow-bellied (0)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
high maintenance (as in "She is high maintenance.") (4)  4.80 (5)   <a href=" signup.aspx?itemid=850478&