American Idioms and Expressions

Carry The Weight Of The World On One's Shoulders Idiom

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carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders
What does carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders mean?
to appear to be burdened by all the problems of the worldMy aunt feels that she is working too hard and that she is carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.
carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders
What does carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders mean?
appear to be dealing with all the problems in the whole worldMy friend has a lot of stress and thinks that he is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Some Random Idioms
by any means
What does "by any means" mean?
by any way possibleWe decided to try to find a computer to use by any means.
Don't mention the war
What does "Don't mention the war" mean?
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get off one's high horse
What does "get off one's high horse" mean?
to become less arrogant The manager was forced to get off his high horse and act better toward the employees.

in black and white
What does "in black and white" mean?
in writingI want to get the information in black and white before I go to the meeting.
every other
What does "every other" mean?
every second one I have to work every other Saturday evening.

off the record
What does "off the record" mean?
unofficial, informalThe judge told the lawyers off the record what they could expect the lawsuit to settle for.
blue blood
What does "blue blood" mean?
the blood of a noble/aristocratic familyMany of the blue bloods of the town went to the opening of the opera.
get fucked
What does "get fucked" mean?
be exploited or taken advantage of. We were totally fucked by that computer saleman.
flea in one`s ear
What does "flea in one`s ear" mean?
an annoying hint, an idea or answer that is not welcomeOur boss has a flea in her ear about changing the way that the business operates.
take the bull by the horns
What does "take the bull by the horns" mean?
to take some kind of actionMy aunt decided to take the bull by the horns and started to plan the family reunion.

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