Funny Idioms

Pardon my French

"Pardon my French" is a common English language phrase ostensibly disguising profanity as French. The phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse... Read more →

(every|any) Tom, Dick, and Harry

In the form of "every Tom, Dick and Harry", the phrase means everyone and in the form of "any Tom, Dick, and Harry" , and "any Tom, Dick or... Read more →

Cool as a cucumber

To be very calm and brave, to be not worried or anxious. The woman was as cool as a cucumber when her canoe turned over in the river.

Cat burglar

A burglar who enters a building by climbing a wall etc.. A cat burglar entered our apartment and stole our television.

Crack up

To burst into laughter. I cracked up when the man started talking about the incident with the taxi driver.

Crack a smile

To let a smile show on one`s face. Our boss never cracked a smile during the meeting.

Crack a joke

To tell a joke. The man was much fun at the party because he was always cracking jokes.

Full of beans

When you are full of beans, you have too much energy and enthusiasm. You feel very active. Ami won't sleep tonight. She slept many hours during... Read more →

Put a sock in it

Used to tell people to be quiet. (impolite) Put a sock on it. I'm trying to get some sleep here.

Everything but the kitchen sink

Everything we can think of. When he went to Paris, he took everything but the kitchen sink.