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Get your goat
The dictionary definition of goat is a ruminant quadruped of the genus Capra. Whats that got to do ...
Get your dander up
t is often reported that it gets my dandruff up is one of Samuel Goldwyns celebrated Goldwynisms. When it comes to having aphorisms that ...
A foot in the door
An introduction or way in to something, made in order that progress may be ...
Hay-wire is the light wire that was used in baling machines to tie up bales of hay. At the turn of the 20th century the ...
Gild the lily
To apply unnecessary ornament - to over ...
Go the whole hog
To perform some act or adopt some opinion fully and ...
Fly off the handle
This is an American phrase and it alludes to the uncontrolled way a loose axe-head flies off from ...
Flavor of the month
Something that is prominent in the public eye for a short time then fades out of interest. Originally a term of approval for something that ...
This term came into prominence in the 1970s and 80s. It is an older phrase than that though and was in ...
A very long time. Sometimes referred to as Donkey Years or Donkeys Ears. It means a really ...
As dead as a dodo
If something is as dead as a dodo, it is not important or popular any more . The dodo was a large bird which could not fly and which does not exist any more. If ...
Two Useful Phrases
Cooked for exactly the right amount of time, done to perfection, Cooked just ...
Down the tubes
Which tubes are being alluded to in this expression isnt known for ...
Come a cropper
Fall over or fail at ...
To blush or turn red in ...
A state of intestinal disorder, usually ...
The sudden and complete withdrawal from ...
Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
Very cold weather conditions. Also ...
Coin a phrase
To create a ...
Close contact with, especially in a ...
Close, but no cigar
Fall just short of a successful outcome and ...
Jump on the bandwagon
oin a growing movement in support of someone or ...
A paradox in which the attempt to escape ...
Bury the hatchet
To settle your differences with ...
A notional mark of achievement, or ...
Break a leg
Said to actors for good luck before they go ...
Blaze a trail
When soldiers blaze away with their ...
Blast from the past
Something or someone that returns after a ...
The birds and the bees
A phrase that refers to coy explanations of basic ...
Big fish in a small pond
People who are important but only within their ...
The bees knees
Its difficult to know if we need an etymologist ...
Between a rock and a hard place
In difficulty, faced with a choice between two ...
Be afraid, be very afraid
Ostensibly, a warning that something dangerous is ...
Bats in the belfry
Bats are, of course, the erratically ...
Barking up the wrong tree
Making a mistake or a false assumption in ...
Bad hair day
A day on which ones hair seems ...
This comes from the annoying habit of ...
Back to the drawing board
Start again on a new design - after a failure of ...
A person born during the temporary peak in ...
As happy as a clam
Why would clams be happy? It has ...
As easy as pie
There are many similes in English that have ...
In the California Gold Rush in the second ...
A sledgehammer to crack a nut
To use a sledgehammer to crack a nut means to use ...
A shot in the arm (Phrase Dictionary - Meanings and Origins)
This expression derives from the invigorating effect of ...
Top 10 Horrifying Monsters in Literature
One thing that most Listversers have in common is a ...
10 Brilliant Writers Robbed of a Nobel Prize
Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised by the ...
Always Marry An April Girl
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