Hi, is this the correct channel to ask for the meaning of the following idioms which no results found after search, thanks.
became thick in the head
got into hot water
drew a line
stood out a mile
cat and dog's life
turned up her nose
wormed it out
could not make head or tail of it
Also, plz send me link to upload idiom's meaning
well began is half done [chinese idiom]
start to do is as good as half way done, never even start is zero done
Where ha you been looking? The mostobvious place on the internet is Merriam Websyer's online dictionary. Wbster'sis the most prestiious American dictinary. Yu can access itfreat Merriam-Webster Online
Any native speaker would understand 'thick head' but I wouldn't class it a an idiom.
I checked out your firt four examples in MW and found them all although Ihad to search for 'turn turtle (capsize) under 'turn'.
As for phrases like 'worm it out', 'work it out', figure it out , 'think it out', draw it out' 'spin it out', etc, etc. if you can work one of them out for yourself, you will understand all of them.
Think about how a worm makes a hole, twisting and turning and movin a little bit of earth each time until the hole is complete. Imagine your wife/husband trying to extract information from you which you were reluctant to give. She/He'd worm it out of you in the end!
Have you looked in the Language Reference section under Idioms? http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/
Originally Posted by Steven Tan
You could also try this: Idioms and phrases
and this: Dictionary.com
If you still can't find any, come back to us.
Thanks, great help, found some.
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