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Idiom – Not A Dry Eye In The House

English Idiom – Not a dry eye in the house. Meaning – This expression is used to say that everyone (in a place) was emotional about something. Everyone in…

Phrasal Verb – Stand By

Phrasal Verb – Stand by. Meaning 1 – To be ready to do something, or to be ready for action. If you are standing by you are ready to act –…

Phrasal Verb – Look Up

Phrasal Verb – Look up. Meaning 1 – Look (something) up – To try to find some information in a book, on a list, or on a computer….

Idiom – Hold Your Horses

English Idiom – Hold your horses. Meaning – Wait. This expression is a command that tells someone to stop doing something or to wait for a moment. Hold your…

Idiom – Pull Your Socks Up

English Idiom – Pull your socks up or Pull up your socks. Meaning – To do better. To make a real effort to improve. If you pull your socks up…

Idiom – Pipe Dream

English Idiom – Pipe dream. Meaning – An idea or plan that is very unlikely to happen. An impossibility or an unrealistic dream. A pipe dream is a dream that…

Idiom – Under The Weather

English Idiom – Under the weather. Meaning – To be feeling unwell. If you are under the weather you are feeling poorly or generally run-down (feeling bad because you…

Idiom – Square The Circle

English Idiom – Square the circle. Meaning – To try to do something that is impossible. An attempt to do something that is extremely difficult and is unlikely to be…

Idiom – Tread Water

English Idiom – Tread water. Meaning – To be active but not make progress towards something. To put time and effort into something, but not get much of a…

Phrasal Verb – Fill Up

Phrasal Verb – Fill up. Meaning – To make something completely full – or to become completely full. To fill. The phrasal verb fill up is frequently used…

Idiom – Face The Music

English Idiom – Face the music. Meaning – To accept responsibility for something you have done. To accept the consequences or criticism for your actions. If you face…

Phrasal Verb – Pull Over

Phrasal Verb – Pull over. Meaning 1 – To stop a vehicle by the side of the road. To move to the side of the road to stop…