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Shoot from the Hip

Shoot from the Hip

What does the idiom "Shoot from the Hip" mean? Definition: Talk or act without consideration For example: "Sheila will often shoot from the hip, but at least you know what she's really thinking." Notes: This idiom often has a unique mixture of negative and positive,...
What does the idiom "Your Guess Is as Good as Mine" mean? Definition: I don't know; I have no idea For example: ""Do you think we can finish tonight?" —"Your guess is as good as mine.""
Beat Around the Bush

Beat Around the Bush

What does the idiom "Beat Around the Bush " mean? Definition: To speak in a roundabout way in order to avoid confronting an unpleasant topic For example: "Stop beating around the bush. If you cheated on me, I want to know the truth."
(Play) Whack-a-Mole

(Play) Whack-a-Mole

What does the idiom "(Play) Whack-a-Mole" mean? Definition: (Confront) a situation in which when one problem is solved, another appears For example: "It's been a game of whack-a-mole at work lately—when I deal with one project, another one is immediately dumped on my...
Rank and File

Rank and File

What does the idiom "Rank and File" mean? Definition: The ordinary members of an organization For example: "Labor leaders announced that they have agreed to a new contract, but the rank and file still don't like it."
In the Long Run

In the Long Run

What does the idiom "In the Long Run" mean? Definition: Over an extended period of time For example: "It will cost us a lot to invest in new equipment, but in the long run we'll save money." Notes: You can also say "in the short...