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Shoot from the Hip

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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, as in the example.

Your Guess Is as Good as Mine

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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

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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

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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 desk.”

Rank and File

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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

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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 run.”