ON THE HOUSE – An American Idiom Lesson

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ON THE HOUSE What does the idiom, on the house mean? When you get something on the house , you get it for free. On the house means that the restaurant gives you something for free. We generally use on the house when we talk about restaurants. I was so happy because the waiter brought us a bottle of wine …

FOR A SONG – An American Idiom Lesson

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FOR A SONG What does the idiom, to get something for a song mean? When you get something for a song, you are able to buy it for a low or discounted price. The nuance is that instead of paying money for something, I just needed to pay for that with my singing! I got it for a song! (OK, …

TO SAW WOOD – An American Idiom Lesson

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What does it mean to saw wood? Let’s learn this American idiom today! When you use a saw to cut wood, the noise that the saw makes is loud and rough. We think that this sound, the sawing sound, resembles the sound people make when they snore. (Snore is the sound that people make when they sleep.) So, when you …

ON THE GO – An American Idiom Lesson

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ON THE GO What does the idiom, to be on the go mean? When you areon the go, it means that you are very busy and have a lot of tasks to do but no a lot of free time between those tasks. When you are on the go, you don’t have much free time because you have many places …

I’M IN A PICKLE – An American Idiom Lesson

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What does it mean to be in a pickle? Let’s learn this American idiom today! A pickle is a sour vegetable, right? And usually the word sour has a negative connotation. Well, when you are in a pickle, you are in a difficult situation. Being in a pickle means that you are having a hard time or a tough time. …

HIT THE CEILING – An American Idiom Lesson

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Hit The Ceiling What does the idiom, hit the ceiling mean? When you hit the ceiling, you get very angry or upset at something or someone. My boss hit the ceiling when Jack came to work late. I am totally going to hit the ceiling if they cancel my flight. How about you? Do you know anyone who has hit …