Idioms

Beats me means I don’t know.

 When the teacher asked the student what the capital of Alaska was, he said “Beats me”.

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Pay through the nose means to pay a lot of money for something.

          I paid through the nose for my recent car repairs because it had to get it fixed on a holiday.

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Pull Someone’s Leg means to joke or kid about something.

          My wife told me she was pulling my leg about winning the lottery.

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Play It by Ear means to do something with preparation.

          John had to play it ear when his boss asked him for a progress report on the project this team was working on.

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All Thumbs means that someone in clumsy or uncoordinated and drops things frequently.

          The mother never let her daughter handle the fine China because the daughter was all thumbs.

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Kick the Bucket means to die

          When the mean spirited grandfather finally kicked the bucket his family was able to get their inheritance at last.

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Make Ends Meet mean to earn just enough money to pay essential bills, with no money left for saving or extravagances.

          All though college I was barely able to make ends meet.

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Horse Around means to play roughly with someone or something.

          My mother always got mad at me and my cousin because we constantly horsed around.

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Cat Got Your Tongue? means that you can not think of something to say.

When I didn’t respond to my father’s news that he had disinherited me he said “What’s the matter, cat got your tongue?”

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Go under the knife mean that one is having surgery.

          My uncle went under the knife last week for an ulcer.