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An idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.

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What exactly does “tally ho” mean?

I heard this tally ho in a youtube video (British). I also heard it in the movies "Jack the Giant Slayer", and "Spiderman 1". I understand it's some kind of expression or exclamation or idiom to say ...
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What does “Somebody is too much in one’s head” mean in contrast to “Somebody is in over one’s head”?

There was the article titled “Thunder Road” in New York Times’ (January 11) that began with the following sentence “I have learned two things covering politics. One, first impressions are often right....
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What's the meaning of “hashoom”? [closed]

With hashoom What's the meaning of the word "hashoom"? What does it mean: With hashoom ?
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“All in a day's work” [closed]

What does "All in a day's work" mean? The online dictionaries aren't very detailed on that. How did this idiom come to be? Was there some meaningful context to it originally?
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we don't ride same day [closed]

A friend from the USA says that we don't ride same day, we saddle. Does he mean we have a time difference? I know the meaning of ride and saddle, but I don't know the meaning in context.
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The meaning of “blue canoe” in the lyrics of “Where to Now, St. Peter” sung by Elton John

In his song Where to Now, St. Peter, Sir Elton John sings: I took myself a blue canoe, And I floated like a leaf Dazzling, dancing half enchanted In my Merlin sleep. Crazy was the ...
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What's the meaning of “lose steam”?

This is part of a comment made from a discussion on homeless people: ...It would be nice to think that I'm going to be able to help turn his life around but we'll have to see if he loses his steam ...
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Is ‘Everybody’s cup of tea’ a well-used English idiom?

I found the headline,‘Facebook friendships are not everybody’s cup of tea,’ in 'Ask Amy' of the Lifestyle section of today’s Washington Post (August 9). Without special needs for taking bother of ...
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What does “life plays tricks on him” mean?

What does this statement mean? Life plays tricks on him. Is it similar to He has a twisted fate.
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What does the phrase “it is up to us to flesh it out” mean?

What does the phrase "it is up to us to flesh it out" mean? Can you suggest any synonyms?

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