American Idioms and Expressions

Have A Pick Me Up Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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have a pick-me-up
What does have a pick-me-up mean?
eat or drink something stimulatingThe carpenter bought a protein drink as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon.
have a pick-me-up
What does have a pick-me-up mean?
to eat or drink something stimulatingI wanted to have a pick-me-up so I stopped at a small shop for a coffee.
have a pick-me-up
What does have a pick-me-up mean?
to eat or drink something stimulating I wanted to have a pick-me-up so I stopped for a coffee.

have a pick-me-up
What does have a pick-me-up mean?
to eat or drink something stimulating The carpenter bought a protein drink as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon.


Some Random Idioms
up-and-coming
What does "up-and-coming" mean?
newThe woman is an up-and-coming singer.
in full swing
What does "in full swing" mean?
in progressThe campaign to stop people from smoking is in full swing.
heart is in one's mouth
What does "heart is in one's mouth" mean?
to feel very nervous or frightened or have strong emotions about something My heart was in my mouth when I saw the little boy standing on the ladder.
drop the subject
What does "drop the subject" mean?
to stop talking about something My friend was getting angry while we were talking about money so I decided to drop the subject.

no love lost between (two people/groups)
What does "no love lost between (two people/groups)" mean?
bad feelings or ill will between two people or groupsThere is no love lost between my father and our neighbor.
Pros and cons
What does "Pros and cons" mean?
Pros and cons are arguments for or against a particular issue. Pros are arguments which aim to promote the issue, while cons suggest points against it. The term has been in use since the 16th century and is a shortening of a Latin phrase, pro et contra, which means “for and against.” Considering the pros and cons of an issue is a very useful way to weigh the issue thoughtfully and reach an informed decision.
Lap dog
What does "Lap dog" mean?
A lap dog is a person who is eager to please another at the expense of his or her own needs in order to maintain a position of privilege or favor.
Hard by
What does "Hard by" mean?
"Hard by" means mean "close to" or "near".
drag in (someone or something)
What does "drag in (someone or something)" mean?
to insist on bringing someone or something into a discussionTh employee always drags in his personal problems when we talk about his job performance.

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