American Idioms and Expressions

Catch A Cold Idiom

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catch a cold
What does catch a cold mean?
to become sick with a coldI caught a cold because of the rain and the cold weather.
catch a cold
What does catch a cold mean?
to get a coldI caught a bad cold last week and had to miss three weeks of work.
catch a cold
What does catch a cold mean?
to become sick with a cold I caught a cold because of the rain and the cold weather.
catch a cold
What does catch a cold mean?
to get a cold I caught a cold last week and had to miss four days of work.


Some Random Idioms
shirk one's duty
What does "shirk one's duty" mean?
to neglect one's job or taskThe guard was shirking his duty when he spent much of the evening playing cards.
stay away from (something)
What does "stay away from (something)" mean?
to avoid somethingMy uncle has been staying away from salty foods for several months now.
jump out of one`s skin
What does "jump out of one`s skin" mean?
to be badly frightened, to be very surprised I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw my boyfriend at the movie theater with another girl.

Home is where you lay your hat
What does "Home is where you lay your hat" mean?
Wherever you are comfortable and at ease with yourself is your home, regardless where you were born or brought up.('Home is where you lay your head' and 'Home is where you hang your hat' are also used.)
get (something) over with
What does "get (something) over with" mean?
to finish something (often something that you do not want to do)I was very happy to get my exams over with.
hook, line and sinker
What does "hook, line and sinker" mean?
without question or doubt, completelyShe fell in love with her new boyfriend hook, line and sinker.
look a gift horse in the mouth
What does "look a gift horse in the mouth" mean?
complain if a gift is not perfect"Even if you don`t like the present from your company you shouldn`t complain. Remember, don`t look a gift horse in the mouth."
Here goes.
What does "Here goes." mean?
ready to to do something while hoping for the best results"Well, here goes. I am going to go and ask that girl for a date right now."
PR
What does "PR" mean?
Public Relations Public RelationsWith good PR the politician was able to easily gain the support of many people.
swan song
What does "swan song" mean?
a final appearanceHe was a big hit during his swan song at the company last week.
be to blame
What does "be to blame" mean?
to be responsible for something bad or unfortunateHe is not to blame for breaking the computer.
All in your head
What does "All in your head" mean?
If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
resonate with (someone)
What does "resonate with (someone)" mean?
to appeal to someone or cause someone to like somethingThe idea of a film festival resonated with most members of the community.

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