What does the idiom'something fishy'mean?

Answer In "Hamlet," when Marcellus said, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" he had a sense that something was awry. However, the exact term, "something fishy," has been in existence since the ... Read More »

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What does the idiom 'in the pink' mean?

In the pink: in excellent health physically and emotionally

What does the idiom'real mccoy'mean?

The phrase "the real McCoy" is used to describe something authentic, genuine or "not a substitute." Its origins have yet to be proven but there are several rumors, and is sometimes written as "the ... Read More »

What does the idiom"fender bender"mean?

The term "fender bender" came into common use in 1962 and describes an accident in which only the fender, the barrier that surrounds and protects the wheel well, was damaged. A fender bender now co... Read More »

What does the idiom"nose out of joint"mean?

If you put a person's "nose out of joint," you upset her with a lack of respect or consideration for personal feelings. You cause offense and irritability to the individual. The idiom originates fr... Read More »