The icing on the cake – Idiom meaning

The icing on the cake – Idiom meaning

First, before we look at the meaning of this idiom, what is icing? Icing = a sugary substance used as coating on cakes or cookies (biscuits) to make them look better or to enhance its flavour. The meaning of Icing on the cake Simple definition: Something that makes a...
Have your head in the clouds – Idiom Meaning

Have your head in the clouds – Idiom Meaning

Have your head in the clouds – Meaning This idiom can be said in a variety of ways. You have your head in the clouds. He has his head in the clouds. She has her head in the clouds. etc Note: When someone says this idiom, it is NOT a compliment. Meaning of Have...
Put your foot in your mouth – Meaning

Put your foot in your mouth – Meaning

Meaning of Put your foot in your mouth To say or do something that offends, upsets or embarrasses someone else. The thing you said (or did) usually gets you into trouble, especially if you hadn’t thought carefully before speaking or doing it. You embarrass yourself by...
Couch Potato – English Idiom Meaning

Couch Potato – English Idiom Meaning

We now have an updated version of this lesson: Couch Potato Idiom Couch Potato definition A couch potato is a person who spends a lot of time watching television with little or no physical activity. They can do this either sitting or lying down on a couch (or sofa) or...
Burning the candle at both ends – meaning

Burning the candle at both ends – meaning

Meaning of Burning the candle at both ends This English idiom can mean: 1. To work (or do some other activity) from early in the morning until late at night without taking time (or very little time) to rest. 2. To try and do too much work (or an activity) in a short...

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