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Famous Idioms

Keep one’s head above water

To survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances. How's... Read more →

Bag and baggage

1.With one's luggage, with all one's possessions, or with all personal property. Stan showed up at our door bag and baggage one Monday... Read more →

Live out of suitcase

To travel a lot from place to place. To stay very briefly in several places, never unpacking one's baggage. I'm bored of living out of a... Read more →

Miss someone’s cue

To not speak or act when you are supposed to. I think I missed my cue at the lesson today. I should have answered to the teacher's question... Read more →

Cut short (something) or cut (something) short

To make something shorter, to interrupt something. The man had to cut short his speech. We decided to cut short our holidays and come home... Read more →

Cut out the deadwood

To remove unproductive people from a job. The company decided to cut out the deadwood and began to fire many people.

Cut out (something) or cut (something) out

1. To eliminate something. My cousin decided to cut out chocolate in order to lose weight. 2. To remove something by cutting. I cut out the... Read more →

Cut out for (something)

To have a talent for something, to be suited for something. I do not think that I am cut out for the travelling that is required for my job.

Cross one`s mind

To think of something, to occur to someone. It crossed my mind that I will see my friend in the evening, so I do not need to phone him.

Cue (someone) in or cue in (someone)

1. To give someone a cue, to indicate to someone that the time has come. Now, cue the orchestra director in. All right, cue in the... Read more →