American Idioms and Expressions

Asleep At The Switch Idiom

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asleep at the switch
What does asleep at the switch mean?
to not be alert to an opportunityI think I was asleep at the switch. I did not know that the job was available so I never applied for it.
asleep at the switch
What does asleep at the switch mean?
to not be alert to an opportunity I was asleep at the switch. I did not know about the job so I did not apply for it.


Some Random Idioms
get one's sea legs
What does "get one's sea legs" mean?
to become accustomed to a ship moving at sea, to become accustomed to something in generalAfter a few days at the new job I was able to get my sea legs.
in one`s tracks
What does "in one`s tracks" mean?
abruptly, immediately, just where one is at the momentI stopped in my tracks when I saw the snake on the road.
curry favor with (someone)
What does "curry favor with (someone)" mean?
to flatter someone to get his or her help or friendship Our boss has been working hard to curry favor with the other members of the committee.

cut Idioms


played out
What does "played out" mean?
ineffective; used up
easy money
What does "easy money" mean?
money that you do not need to work hard to getI was able to make some easy money from my job during the summer.
snow job
What does "snow job" mean?
deception; con
supratentorial
What does "supratentorial" mean?
in the brain or head; used to say a condition is psychiatric instead of neurological. This patient's problem is supratentorial. We can't do anything for him here in the ER.
pimp
What does "pimp" mean?
make fancy; dress up; embellish
hell and high water
What does "hell and high water" mean?
troubles or difficulties of some kindThey went through hell and high water in order to get the food to the flood victims.
In rude health
What does "In rude health" mean?
(UK) If someone's in rude health, they are very healthy and look it.
get off on the wrong foot
What does "get off on the wrong foot" mean?
to make a bad start to a relationship or something elseUnfortunately my relationship with my new teacher got off on the wrong foot.

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