What is the idiom meaning of 'sleep on it'?
The idiom "sleep on it" means to think about something someone has told/asked you before you make a decision about it.
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"Word for word" means copied exactly. If you repeat something word for word, you repeat everything perfectly.
This is not an idiom - it means exactly what it says. You shouldstay fit and healthy.
In trouble, usually yet to come. " You'll be in hot water when your parents find out " To be in hot water is to be inimmediate, deep trouble, as if someone were cooking us in a pot onthe stove. The person "in hot water" did a particular thing that issure to make another person mad at him or her.
On the Warpath - in a very angry mood . Origin: This phrase is from the mid-1800's and originally referred to Native Americans who were often at war with settlers about land rights. The expression meant 'going to war.'
I think it means that that person agrees with that others persons idiom and that it fit that question that the teacher or whoever asked that question.
in on it means you know whats going on or about a certain subject. "when it comes to penguins I am in on it!" i might say
It is just an emphatic way of agreeing with someone - it doesn't mean anything really, except "What you just said was so true!"
Idioms are phrases that you can't guess what they mean just by reading them. This phrase is asking you to figure out what the actual words of the idiom would mean -- the "implied meaning" is what's not said, but meant.
It's a figure of speech rather than an idiom. When standing for a long length of time, your own weight can put pressure on the nerves of your legs. It can also put pressure on the blood vessels and restrict normal flow of blood to the nerves. Either way it makes the nerves act erratically. This is …characterised in a loss of feeling or movement in the affected limb, and hence, the limb has 'gone to sleep'. ( Full Answer )
It's a rather rude way of saying "be quiet" - it's referring to tossing something into a trash can, as in "what you're saying is garbage so shut up."
get to the bus stop before the bus pulls off. To "catch" a bus, train, plane, or other vehicle just means that you got there on time and boarded. The image is of you chasing after the vehicle and catching it so you can climb on.
Idioms are phrases or expressions whose meaning should not be taken literally. I cannot be understood by simply knowing and putting together the ordinary meanings of the separate words in it. Examples: Contracts, agreements, and memos should be put into Black and White . (into writing) I burn…ed the midnight oil whenever there's a test. (study thoroughly) ( Full Answer )
The image here is of something flying up and getting right in front of your face. It means that whatever it is goes against what you would traditionally expect. "Flying in the face of facts" would mean that whatever is going on does so against the facts.
It is a term that was started in the 1980's by journalists. It mainly refers to criminals but also to politicians or anyone who is thought to be doing wrong. The term means that the criminals name should be published and that they should be shamed into changing their behaviour. -----------------…----------- The term 'name and shame' is a demand by some that the names of offenders - usually persons convicted of a crime, but sometimes also those suspected of, or charged with, a crime - be named in order to facilitate their community's taking action against them in order to cause shame to the wrongdoer and, by association, to others related to or involved in some way with that person. The demand for 'naming and shaming' usually arises when for legal reasons the person in question cannot be named. For example, in some jurisdictions child offenders, or youths under a certain age, cannot be named for various reasons; the young offender could have siblings who would suffer if such details were revealed, and so on. There are jurisdictions where persons convicted of offences against children, or of sex offences, cannot be named if their naming could lead to their victim(s) being identified. This type of legislation is in place to protect the innocent. As much as a community might feel it right that the name of offenders should be published, the welfare of others must be taken into account. Many instances where 'naming and shaming' is called for involve child offenders, offenders against children, and sex offenders, because these can be very emotive cases, cases which arouse great community indignation and outrage. However, the object of justice today in Western countries is usually to apply justice as the law dictates, not to ensure the perpetrator suffers as much as possible at the hands of their community. Apart from other moral and ethical considerations, this type of perceived justice would take us back to older and far more barbaric times than most of us would find comfortable. There have been instances where personal information about an offender in a notorious case is leaked, resulting in the public gaining knowledge of that offender's name and whereabouts (if released), or of the names and whereabouts of the offender's family, or of other persons connected with the offender, and it has happened in the past that this information has been used to target people who are mistakenly believed to be, or to be involved with, the offender. This has resulted in tragedies and in terrible ordeals suffered by innocent people. Even in milder cases there is no excuse for a community attacking, even verbally, innocent people related to an offender; unfortunately this happens all the time, even before a matter has come to court. The concept of 'naming and shaming' is, if its proponents are honest, based on a desire for revenge. Most of us would not like to live in a society where revenge is tolerated, with or without suspicion of, or proof of, wrongdoing. ---------------------------- ( Full Answer )
If you mean highway and trucker slang and jargon, here are some: Banging a uey - Making a U-turn. Chicken coop -Trucker's weight station. Fuzz - The police or highway patrol. Fuzz buster - Radar detector to keep truckers out of trouble for speeding. Kicking the donuts - Checking the …tires. Knuckle buster - Fistfight. Meat wagon - An ambulance. Mountie - Highway patrolman. Rubernecking - Slowing traffic by looking at wrecks instead of the road. Smokey - Highway patrol, comes from Smokey the Bear patrolling forests for fires. Socked in - Unable to travel due to fog. There are also number codes used by truckers and police: 10-4 - Okay, affirmative, acknowledgement. 10-7 - Out of service. 10-10 - Fight in progress. 10-20 - Someone's location. 10-34 - Riot 10-50 - Wreck 10-70 - Fire 10-94 - Drag racing 10-100 - (Unofficial) Urinating on the side of the road 10-200 - (Unofficial) Defecating on the side of the road There are many more, and they can be found in the related links area below. ( Full Answer )
It means hurry up. It means to hurry up and start doing whatever you're supposed to be doing, not to keep fooling around doing other things.
I am not aware of this idiom. Supposedly, it is something that occasionally shows up in a fortune cookie. There is no known idiomatic meaning; it's just something humorous to put into a cookie.
Playing gooseberries means the same as the Hindi phrase 'Kabaab me haddi'. It means a person is interfering two people who are a possible couple and not letting them spend time with each other.
The usual implied meaning is that the "someone" that you're going to "have a word with" has done something that you take issue with. Saying you're going to have a word with them means you're going to talk to them -- often to chastise or threaten them, as the case may be. This is similar to the idio…matic "have words with", which means to have a discussion, or more commonly, to argue with someone. ( Full Answer )
It means "to try it", a better way of saying it is "have a go at it" . happy speaking!
The bosom is the human chest-area, often referred to figuratively as the seat of emotion. A bosom companion is a friend dear to the heart, especially a life-long friend. We also speak of the bosom of one's familiy, meaning that tight center at the heart of our life.
When someone has to vote for or against something and he does not make a decision, he is considered "sitting on the fence. " Being Neutral.
It was a phrase. "Hold on to your hat, there is going to be a bumpy road ahead"!
Men. That woman is pure sugar and honey. I suppose this can mean three things. Either the man actually likes her a lot. or the man is sarcastic and think of the woman as very sweet but one don't get anything.. one that promises a lot but never keeps a promise. or the man thinks of her as one that …want things in both hands. One that want to have the cake and eat it too. I am sure there are more interpretations to this idiom. Regards. ( Full Answer )
As in stopping. The hunters called it a day as it was getting dark. The police called it a day because they were on really thin ice. The Rouletteplayer called it a day because he was flat broke. The gambler called it a day when he stroke even. The gambler won the big prize and called it a day. The… burglar called it a day when police came. Regards. ( Full Answer )
A genius in residence or resident genius is the smartest person in the room, the one everyone else always takes their questions to first.
It means its hard to pull someone teeth without them screaming and yelling or whatever which means it hard to teach you something without you not getting it or asking a lot of difficult question.
It means like you're messed up or something is going on with you that's messed up.
If something "catches" your eye, it has snagged your attention. Youare focused on that thing for whatever reason.
The phrase "in the black" means that your accounts are solid and making money. If you are "out of the black," it means that you are no longer financially solid - however, the phrase most often used as the opposite of "in the black" is not "out of the black" but "in the red."
"Keep your hair on" could refer to the Old West, when Indians might scalp you if you were not watchful. I've never heard it said as "keep your hair on" though. I suppose the idiom 'keep your hair on' means that if when a person is stressed the likelyhood that you could lose your hair or even pull …it out hence keep it on and keep yourself calm This may be a mixed idiom - more common is "keep your hat on" which is also means keep calm and don't "blow your top". "Keep your hair on" is advice telling someone to keep calm and not to over-react or get angry. ( Full Answer )
It is related to a number of similar idioms, such as "What goes around, comes around" and the concept of Karma. The basic premise is that by doing good things now for others, eventually good things will come to you. Or if you do bad things, eventually bad things will come around to you. You ar…e 'paying in advance' for things that will pay you back in the future. ( Full Answer )
It's not an idiom because you can figure out what it means. It'sjust a slangy way of describing sleep. If you don't sleep a wink,you figuratively never closed your eyes, even to wink. It's anexaggeration.
In many work situations historically, an animal-drawn cart might bog down in soft ground and a person would have to help by helping to turn one of the two wheels. Meaning of expression is get off the fence and participate, make your contribution; help get the desired result..
" bring the wood" v. phr. in American football, to play or tackle with extra force or violence.
something that causes you to have a bitter or highly unpleasant experience. Gall and wormwood are plants that were often referred to for their bitter taste in the Bible and Shakespeare. (The modern word gall now refers to bile, rather than a plant.)
It means to start early - ahead of everybody else, in order to be prepared.
The idiom is "piece of cake". It refers to something that is perceived to be very easy or simple, something that is as easy to do as eating a piece of cake. "Hey, Chuck Norris! Can you break through this flimsy wooden door? My brother is trapped inside!" "Sure I can, that's a piece of cake!"
When something is called 'fishy' it means that there is something suspicious about it. If you witnessed or heard about something that didn't sound like it was trustworthy, you would say that it 'sounds like fishy business.'
Imagine someone who is playing games. They are not doing anything serious. If someone is playing games, it means they are not serious about the situation. They could also be trying to fool you or lie to you. "He's just playing games with you -- he doesn't intend to marry you," would be an example.
Yes, the word 'distinguished' means to stand out, be exceptionally good, or something of high quality.
It's not an idiom, you just have to know the definitions of thewords. Fits: bursts of frenzied activity Starts: beginnings It means that whatever it was went along in bursts of energysometimes and sometimes stopped and started over.
It's short for "get a bite to eat" - it means to go have somethingto eat.
I think the correct idiom is "you are more than a piece of meat," which means that besides your physical attributes (like beauty or physical attractiveness), you also have mental, emotional, or spiritual characteristics that are attractive.
To sleep on it means to take some time and think things over. Usually said before a decision needs to be made. And yes, it is literal. The person who says this is asking for an answer the following day.
When you mean business, you are serious about whatever it is."Business" is a way of saying that something is not humorous orjoking, but should be taken seriously the way work is taken. Youhear this said when someone is joking around in a serioussituation, such as when their parents are trying to tel…l themsomething serious. ( Full Answer )
It's a nonsense phrase used when someone is upset or sad. You pat them on the back and say "There, there." You can also say "there, there, everything will turn out right."
It's not an idiom. It means just what it says. "Sound" means whole,healthy, or sturdy - so a sound sleep is a good, healthy one.
Hurry up, finish what you started, whats the main part of this question, stuff like that. It's not necessarily and idiom, just a popular saying people use.
It's not an idiom. It means exactly what it says. "By all means" or"by any method necessary."