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

Meaning of Couch Potato 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 even sitting in an armchair. The idea is that they don’t move...

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...

Zip your lip – Zip your mouth – Meaning

There are three ways of saying this Idiom in English. Zip your mouth! Zip your lip! Zip it! The meaning is the same no matter which you use. The meaning of Zip your Lip / Zip your Mouth This idiomatic expression can mean any of the following: Keep your mouth shut....

Weather, Temperature and Idioms

We have created some new pages about the weather, the temperature and also about idioms to do with the weather. Our vocabulary page about the weather in general includes the different types of rain, cloud, wind and other common vocabulary you need to know when talking...

Cat got your tongue?

Cat got your tongue? This is a shortened way of saying: Has the cat got your tongue? This idiom can mean the following: Have you nothing to say? Why are you not talking? Why are you not saying anything? Why don’t you answer me? The idiom is used to compel someone to...