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Life Idioms

I couldn’t agree more

This idiom is used to show strong agreement with what another person has said. It means the same, but is more formal then: You can say that... Read more →

Zero hour

1. The exact time when an military action will start. The air force planes waited until zero hour in order to begin their bombing mission. 2.... Read more →

You can’t take it with you

The full statement would be: You cannot take it with you after you die. Thus enjoy it while you are here. It's used to used about spending... Read more →

You can’t please everyone

It is not possible to make everyone happy. Everything you do will be offensive, unpleasant or wrong to someone else because people are very... Read more →

You can say that again

This idiom is used to show strong agreement with what another person has said. It means the same as: I couldn't agree more. "You can say that... Read more →

Keep one’s head above water

To have the ability to pay one`s bills. The man is having trouble keeping his head above water since his salary decreased.

Jump the track

1. (lit.) To jump off the rails of the train. The train jumped the track near the edge of the town. 2. To change suddenly from one thing to... Read more →

Jack-of-all-trades

A person who can do many things. We gave Bob the job because we were in need of a jack-of-all-trades to look after the building repairs. A... Read more →

Hold up

1. (lit.) To lift something. If you have a question, hold your hand up.. 2. To support or to carry something. The main beams hold up the... Read more →

Get one’s head above water

To get in control of one's situation often financial situation. When I get my head above water I will be able to spend less time working.