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What does "Hopping Mad” mean?
To be extremely angry.
What does "In the Nick of Time” mean?
Just in time, or at the last possible moment.
What does "Jack of All Trades, Master of None” mean?
Often used in negative light to describe someone who can do many different things, but is not particularly good at any one of them.
What does "Keep a Stiff Upper Lip” mean?
To be composed and calm in the face of difficult and trying situations.
What does "Keep your Chin Up” mean?
To maintain confidence and optimism.
What does "Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg” mean?
To get rid of something that is profitable to you.
What does "Laughing-stock” mean?
To be a laughing-stock would be to be the object of ridicule.
What does "Like a Dog with Two Tails” mean?
To be tremendously happy.
What does "Love is in the Air” mean?
A blissful, love-like vibe can be sensed from the people around you or the surroundings.
What does "Make a Mountain out of a Molehill” mean?
Over-reactive, Blowing an issue out of proportion.
What does "Music to your Ears” mean?
To hear something that is pleasing to one’s ears.
What does "Off the Beaten Track” mean?
Something being a place that not many people go to. It can also mean that the place is remote or not known or popular.
What does "On Cloud Nine” mean?
In an extremely blissful state.
What does "On Top of the World” mean?
Feeling absolutely thrilled and wonderful.
What does "Over the Moon” mean?
To be very happy.
What does "Paint the Town Red” mean?
To go for an enjoyable night out.
What does "Pull a Rabbit out of the Hat” mean?
To do something that is unexpected.
What does "Stars in One’s Eyes” mean?
To be dazzled or captivated.
What does "Tip of my Tongue” mean?
Something that you know very well, but cannot recall at that moment.
What does "To Be Smitten” mean?
To develop an intense liking.
What does "Up in Arms” mean?
To be incensed and ready for a fight.
What does "Walking on Air” mean?
To be so happy that you feel like you’re floating.
What does "Walking on Eggshells” mean?
A situation where you have to be extremely cautious.
What does "Wear your Heart on your Sleeve” mean?
To display how one is feeling for all to see.
© Speak Good English MovementLast Updated on 15 Mar 2018