ants in your pants

What does ants in your pants mean?   Idiom Meaning: anxious or nervous   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Tropic Thunder (2008) Time of Scene: n/a Rick Peck: You can’t be serious? Les Grossman: You kick in the door to my house all ants in your pants, sucking my left […]

wild goose chase

What does wild goose chase mean?   Idiom Meaning: a hopeless pursuit   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Monk “Mr. Monk Meets His Dad” (2006) Time of Scene: ~00:33:40 Jack Monk: And he sends me on this wild goose chase. Son of… ‘scuse my language. Adrian Monk: It’s okay, we’re truckers.   The […]

two shakes of a lamb’s tail

What does two shakes of a lamb’s tail mean?   Idiom Meaning: very soon or quickly   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Pulp Fiction (1994) Time of Scene: ~00:30:00 Mia Wallace: Hi Vincent. I’m getting dressed. The door’s open. Come inside and make yourself a drink. Vincent Vega: Hello? Mia Wallace: Vincent. Vincent… I’m […]

ugly duckling

What does ugly duckling mean?   Idiom Meaning: an unattractive person who becomes beautiful or talented   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Castaway on the Moon (2009) Time of Scene: ~00:22:30 Male Kim: I am an ugly duckling that became a slug rather than a swan.   The Faculty (1998) Time of Scene: […]

screw the pooch

What does screw the pooch mean?   Idiom Meaning: to fail or make a serious mistake   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   A Clockwork Nebari (2000) Time of Scene: ~00:20:10 John Crichton: Shyeah. It’d totally screw the pooch, babe.   Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Shadow” (2010) Time of Scene: ~00:22:30 […]

rat race

What does rat race mean?   Idiom Meaning: an exhausting and competitive routine   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991) Time of Scene: ~01:18:30 Sue Ellen “Swell” Crandell: I appreciate you. Kenny Crandell: Eat shit! Sue Ellen “Swell” Crandell: I don’t believe this! I have to […]

quick buck

What does quick buck mean?   Idiom Meaning: money that is made fast and easily   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Time of Scene: ~00:44:20 Henry Silva: Is this the way it happened? Was Jack the Ripper in fact a sixty-foot sea serpent from Scotland? Did […]

nest egg

What does nest egg mean?   Idiom Meaning: a large amount of money that is saved   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Alias “Succession” (2003) Time of Scene: ~00:56:10 Julian Sark: Eight hundred million dollars? I have nowhere near that amount in my nest egg. Ushek San’ko: That, Mr. Sark, you do.   […]

let the cat out of the bag

What does let the cat out of the bag mean?   Idiom Meaning: reveal a secret   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   In the Loop (2009) Time of Scene: ~01:26:00 Malcolm Tucker: Hi. BBC News Desk, please. Malcolm Tucker. Hi Ben. Listen, I hear that you might be preparing a story that we […]

kill two birds with one stone

What does kill two birds with one stone mean?   Idiom Meaning: accomplish two things at the same time   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Blank Check (1994) Time of Scene: ~01:06:30 Henry: Kill two birds with one stone. You heard that one? You know anybody who’s actually killed one bird with one […]

have a cow

What does have a cow mean?   Idiom Meaning: get angry or go crazy   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) Time of Scene: ~00:00:00 Mikey: Got you a gift for coming into the world, here it is. Have a cow, honey. Alright don’t have a cow.   […]

elephant in the room

What does elephant in the room mean?   Idiom Meaning: something obvious that nobody wants to talk about   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   22 Jump Street (2014) Time of Scene: ~01:04:55 Captain Dickson: Gentlemen, you’re not gonna sit here and pretend there’s not a big-ass elephant in the room.   […]

early bird

What does early bird mean?   Idiom Meaning: someone who wakes up early in the morning   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Best of Both Worlds” (1990) Time of Scene: ~00:09:15 Lt. Cmdr Elizabeth Paula Shelby: Morning. Early bird gets the worm, eh? We’ve had some […]

eager beaver

What does eager beaver mean?   Idiom Meaning: a keen and hard-working person   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   NCIS “Legend” (2009) Time of Scene: ~00:08:25 Officer Ziva David: After our last trip to LA, I do not understand why you would think I would be such an eager platypus, Tony. […]

crocodile tears

What does crocodile tears mean?   Idiom Meaning: fake tears   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Designated Survivor “Home” (2017) Tom Kirkman: Have we heard from Mike or Hannah yet? Aaron Shore: No, we can’t raise them, sir. We think they may have come under fire. Tom Kirkman: We think? […]

beat a dead horse

What does beat a dead horse mean?   Idiom Meaning: waste time and energy on an unchangeable situation   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Frasier “Room Service” (1998) Time of Scene: ~00:09:50 Niles: When you feel yourself yielding to her, summon an image so repellent you’ll be incapable of any sexual desire. […]