American Idioms and Expressions

Katie Bar The Door Idiom

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Katie bar the door
What does Katie bar the door mean?
get ready for trouble, a desperate situation is at handThe gang arrived at the hotel and were ready to come in and fight. "Katie bar the door."
Katie bar the door
What does Katie bar the door mean?
get ready for trouble, a desperate situation is at hand The gang arrived at the hotel and were ready to come in and fight when the owner yelled, "Katie bar the door."


Some Random Idioms
in shambles
What does "in shambles" mean?
in a messy stateThe house was in shambles after the two little boys played in it all day.
Wear sackcloth and ashes
What does "Wear sackcloth and ashes" mean?
If someone displays their grief or contrition publicly, they wear sackcloth and ashes.
all right (3)
What does "all right (3)" mean?
(3): unharmed; in satisfactory condition.A: "You don't look normal. Are you allright?"B: "Yes, but I have a headache."
TBA
What does "TBA" mean?
To Be Announced - used when something will be announced later To Be Announced - used when something will be announced laterI looked in the television guide to see what the 7:00 movie would be but it only said TBA.
high-handed
What does "high-handed" mean?
disregarding other's feelings, overbearingThe employees took a high-handed approach to the negotiations and they were not successful.
run away with (someone)
What does "run away with (someone)" mean?
to go away with someone, to elope with someoneThe girl ran away with her boyfriend and got married.
turn off (somewhere)
What does "turn off (somewhere)" mean?
to leave a road or path by turning right or left onto another road or pathWhen we arrived at the small store we turned off onto the small road.
biatch
What does "biatch" mean?
woman (from "bitch")
umpteen
What does "umpteen" mean?
large quantity; many
turned on
What does "turned on" mean?
sexually excited or aroused
when the chips are down
What does "when the chips are down" mean?
at the final and critical moment, when things really get difficultWhen the chips are down he will always come and help his friends.

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