my heart goes out to you

What does my heart goes out to you¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: I feel sympathy for you   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Don‚Äôt Worry, He Won‚Äôt Get Far on Foot¬†(2018) Time of Scene: ~00:25:20 Nurse: One, two, three‚Ķ Doctor Mirione: Hello John. I‚Äôm Doctor Mirione. Bright, bright lights. Surprisingly noisy, […]

push through

What does push through¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: keep trying and continue on   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Cars 3¬†(2017) Cruz Ramirez: It’s all about motivation, Mr. McQueen. You can use anything negative as fuel to push through to the positive! Lightning McQueen: I’ve been pretty positive ever since I […]

hang on

What does hang on¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: wait   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Social Network¬†(2010) Gretchen: 18,000 dollars? Eduardo Saverin: Yes. Gretchen: In addition to the $1,000 you’d already put up? Eduardo Saverin: Yes. Gretchen: A total of $19,000 now? Eduardo Saverin: Yes. Mark Zuckerberg: Hang on. I’m […]

out of line

What does out of line¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: behaving inappropriately   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   School of Rock¬†(2003) Time of Scene: ~00:10:10 Dewey Finn: You don’t have to worry about me because I’m a hard-ass. And if a kid gets out of line, I got no problem smacking them […]

shut up

What does shut up¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: be quiet   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Eighth Grade¬†(2018) Time of Scene: ~00:15:10 Mark Day: You said I could say one thing. Can I say one thing, please? Kayla Day: Fine. Mark Day: Thank you. Look. When I was your age, I […]

an arm and a leg

What does an arm and a leg¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: very expensive   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Melancholia (2011) Time of Scene: ~00:38:00 John: Do you have any idea how much this party cost me? A ballpark figure? Justine: No. I don’t. Should I? John: Yes, I think you […]

quick on the trigger

What does quick on the trigger¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: fast to react   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   My Little Chickadee¬†(1940) Time of Scene: ~00:16:40 Flower Belle Lee: I need more than that, honey. Cuthbert J. Twillie: Ah, what symmetrical digits! Soft as the fuzz of a baby’s arm. Flower […]

needle in a haystack

What does needle in a haystack¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: almost impossible to find   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Doctor Who “The Time of Angels”¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~00:22:10 River Song: A needle in a haystack. The Doctor: A needle that looks like hay. A haylike needle of death. A […]

dress to kill

What does dress to kill mean?   Idiom Meaning: wear nice clothing to attract attention   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Law and Order: Special Victims Unit “Trade” (2008) Chester Lake:¬†Dress to kill. Too bad she didn’t get to help Munch. John Munch: Are you insulting my sartorial splendor? Chester […]

take no prisoners

What does take no prisoners¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: show no mercy and aggressively pursue an objective   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Tommy Boy¬†(1995) Time of Scene: ~00:34:40 Richard Hayden: All right, now it’s sale time. So remember, we don’t take no…? Tommy: No shit from anyone. Richard Hayden: No. […]

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 […]

zip your lip

What does zip your lip¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: stop talking and be quiet   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Police Academy 3: Back in Training¬†(1986) Time of Scene: ~00:14:30 Sgt. Hooks: Please, sit down, sit down. Please. Zip your lips, slap your butts to the seat and listen hard!!! That’s […]

zonked out

What does zonked out¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: to fall asleep or to be high on drugs   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Charlie Bartlett¬†(2008) Time of Scene: ~01:02:30 Principal Gardner: Oh, I encourage you to listen all you like. But let’s face it, you’re not a professional. Marilyn Bartlett: No. […]

zero-sum game

What does zero-sum¬†game¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a¬†situation where one’s gain equals the loss of the other person   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Heavy¬†(2005) Time of Scene: ~00:00:00 Dr. Allison Cameron: What are you suggesting, we start slashing each other’s throats? Dr. Robert Chase: I’m suggesting it’s a zero-sum game. […]

zero tolerance

What does zero tolerance¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a strict policy against a type of bad behavior   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Glee “Furt”¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~00:41:10 Sam Evans: We can protect you. Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman: Seriously, we can, like, form a perimeter around you like the Secret Service. […]

zip it

What does zip it¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: stop talking and be quiet   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   A League of Their Own¬†(1992) Time of Scene: ~01:01:20 Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Evelyn: No. Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Evelyn: No. Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying?!?! There’s no crying. There’s […]

yellow streak

What does yellow streak¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: cowardly or weak trait   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Big House¬†(1930) Time of Scene: ~00:05:30 Warden:¬†And remember, this prison does not give a man a yellow streak. But if he has one, it brings it out.   The Karate Kid, Part […]

your call

What does your call¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: you should decide   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Narcos “Explosivos”¬†(2015) Time of Scene: ~00:42:30 Javier Pe√Īa: He’s out of bullets. We can take him alive. Horatio Carrillo: It’s your call. Javier Pe√Īa: Give him lead.   Recount (2008) Time of Scene: ~01:18:30 […]

you can say that again

What does you can say that again¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: said when expressing and emphasizing complete agreement   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Bolt¬†(2008) Time of Scene: ~00:29:10 Rhino:¬†That is totally unrealistic. Bolt: Absolutely ridonculous. Mittens: You can say that again.   The A-Team “The Heart of Rock N’ Roll” […]

you bet

What does you bet¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: certainly or absolutely   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Flight¬†(2012) Time of Scene: ~01:09:30 Avington Carr: Does Whitaker know he’s going to jail? Hugh Lang: My clients don’t go to jail, Mr. Carr. Avington Carr: Oh, he’s going to jail. He belongs in […]

your guess is as good as mine

What does your guess is as good as mine¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: said when someone doesn’t know the answer   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Andromeda “In Heaven Now Are Three”¬†(2002) Time of Scene: ~00:00:00 Captain Dylan Hunt: What do you think, Trance? Trance Gemini: I think your guess is […]

X-rated

What does X-rated¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: pornographic or adult material   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Friends “The One with Ross’s Tan”¬†(2003) Time of Scene: ~00:03:30 Ross: Hey, I know where that is. It used to be an X-rated video… florist.   Multiple Maniacs (1970) Time of Scene: ~00:01:40 Mr. […]

X factor

What does X factor¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a special talent or unique quality   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Dogma (1999) Time of Scene: ~01:36:00 Azrael: I’ve seen way too many Bond movies to know that you never reveal all the details of your plan no matter how close you […]

X marks the spot

What does X marks the spot¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: the exact location   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade¬†(1989) Time of Scene: ~00:27:00 Indiana Jones:¬†Archeology is the search for fact, not truth. If it’s truth you’re interested in, Dr. Tyree’s Philosophy class is right down […]

wet behind the ears

What does wet behind the ears¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: lacking experience or maturity   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Bandidas¬†(2006) Time of Scene: ~00:53:20 Quentin Cooke: Besides, you’re not alone. Sara Sandoval: Right. A gun-happy farm girl, an ugly dog, a wet-behind-the-ears cop and a spoiled brat. What a team! […]

walking on eggshells

What does walking on eggshells¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: being overly cautious not to upset a sensitive situation (or person)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Law & Order: Criminal Intent “The Consoler”¬†(2011) Time of Scene: ~00:21:40 Robert Goren: Do you think I’m crazy? Paula Gyson: I think you are a […]

wear your heart on your sleeve

What does wear your heart on your sleeve¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: genuine and sincere   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Barney’s Version¬†(2011) Time of Scene: ~00:16:00 Clara ‘Chambers’ Charnofsky: Oh Barney, you really do wear your heart on your sleeve. Now put it away, it’s disgusting to look at.   […]

water under the bridge

What does water under the bridge¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: prior events that are no longer important   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Old School¬†(2003) Time of Scene: ~00:16:10 Frank: So what’s up? Marissa: Oh nothing much. I was kind of hoping we might get to do those thank you notes […]

vicious circle

What does vicious circle¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a repetitive unpleasant situation   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Lost Weekend¬†(1945) Time of Scene: ~00:13:00 Don Birnam: Don’t wipe it away, Nat. Let me have my little vicious circle. You know, the circle is the perfect geometric figure. No end, no […]

virgin territory

What does virgin territory¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a new situation that has never been experienced before   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Black Mirror “The National Anthem”¬†(2011) Time of Scene: ~00:07:20 Prime Minister: They’re running this on air? Alex Cairns: No. No. We put a type-five D notice out immediately […]

velvet glove

What does velvet glove¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: gentle but effective   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Made in Dagenham¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~01:00:10 Robert Tooley: Lisa. Do you mind if I call you Lisa? You must have quite a head on your shoulders. Peter tells me that you read history […]

vice versa

What does vice versa¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: the other way around (the opposite)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Married with Children “Old Insurance Dodge”¬†(1993) Time of Scene: ~00:11:00 Marcy: You could really use the money, Al. I mean it should be your choice to walk around with green teeth […]

veg out

What does veg out¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: eat a lot of food   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   A Nightmare on Elm Street¬†(1984) Nancy Thompson: Maybe I should just pick up that bottle and veg out with you, ignore everything going on around me by getting good and loaded.   […]

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: […]

upper hand

What does upper hand¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: advantage   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   New Girl “Tinfinity”¬†(2013) Time of Scene: ~00:06:30 Winston Bishop: I couldn’t stop you from inviting Jax to the party, but I can stop it from going any further. I will not lose Jax as a friend, […]

up shit creek

What does up shit creek¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: to be in an awkward situation   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Charlie Bartlett¬†(2008) Time of Scene: ~00:35:20 Charlie Bartlett: Well, at least you’re attracted to somebody. I mean, if you weren’t, then we’d really be¬†up shit’s creek.   The Blues Brothers […]

under the weather

What does under the weather¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: feeling sick   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   My Name is Earl “Cost Dad the Election”¬†(2005) Time of Scene: ~00:11:00 Rhonda Gibbs: Filling in for Carl Hickey will be his son, Earl Hickey. Carl Hickey:¬†No, no, no, no. Earl: My father is […]

ups and downs

What does ups and downs¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: the succession of good and bad experiences   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Boundin’¬†(2004) Time of Scene: ~00:04:00 Narrator: Now in this world of ups and downs, so nice to know there are Jackalopes around.   The Fog (2009) Time of Scene: […]

throw in the towel

What does throw in the towel¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: give up or quit   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Good Heart¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~00:09:00 Psychiatrist: Why did you try suicide? Lucas: Well, you know, when it comes to survival of the fittest, I just have to throw in […]

tip of the iceberg

What does tip of the iceberg¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a small part of a larger problem   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   A Bronx Tale¬†(1993) Time of Scene: ~01:18:50 Calogero ‘C’ Anello: Just like that? Sonny: Listen to me, kid. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button […]

take the cake

What does take the cake¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: to be the most remarkable (or the worst)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Shallow Hal¬†(2001) Time of Scene: ~00:38:00 Hal: Does she take the cake, or what? Mauricio: She takes the whole bakery, Hal.   True Blood “Hitting the Ground” (2010) […]

take a rain check

What does take a rain check¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: reschedule to meet at another time   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Christmas Vacation¬†(1989) Time of Scene: ~00:40:30 Clark: Eddie? Eddie: Yeah, if you don’t remember, this here is Rocky. Art: Have you got a kiss for me? Eddie: You’d better […]

simmer down

What does simmer down¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: relax   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Breaking Bad “Ozymandias”¬†(2013) Time of Scene: ~00:05:50 Hank Schrader: Ahh… ahh… Uncle Jack: Whoa, simmer down there, sparky. Kenny: What the hell did we just walk into? Todd: Hey, Uncle Jack. I don’t see Jesse Pinkman […]

shake it off

What does shake it off¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: recover from something   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Eye in the Sky¬†(2015) Time of Scene: ~00:09:50 Jessica Warren: Didn’t you also break some vials? Dr. Jack Hodgins: Well, yeah, but that was like three weeks ago Dr. Camille Saroyan: You […]

settle the score

What does settle the score¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: get even or seek revenge   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Dexter “Dex, Lies, and Videotape”¬†(2007) Time of Scene: ~00:04:30 Dexter Morgan: It seems that my foster father and my biological mother were having an affair. It’s bad enough I can’t shake […]

see eye to eye

What does see eye to eye¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: agree on something   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Unstable¬†(2009) Time of Scene: ~00:24:00 Olivia Benson:¬†Hey, you don’t get to knock heads even when it’s about a kid. Detective Nate Kendall: It’s no surprise we don’t¬†see eye to eye. Olivia Benson: […]

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 […]

run a tight ship

What does run a tight ship¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: to be strict and structured   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Catnip and Trust¬†(2004) Time of Scene: ~00:03:30 Kate: Please tell me this isn’t what I think it is. Larry:¬†Yep, that’s catnip. Kate: Oh God, our daughter’s a niphead. Sarmoti: Nice. […]

rule of thumb

What does rule of thumb¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: general rule of guideline   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Rancho Deluxe¬†(1975) Time of Scene: ~01:29:40 Henry Beige: I’m gonna give you a rule of thumb. You foller it and you just might hold on to this ranch of yours. All large-scale […]

rise and shine

What does rise and shine¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: wake up and get out of bed   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Some Assembly Required”¬†(1997) Time of Scene: ~00:00:05 Buffy:¬†C’mon, Stephan, rise and shine. Some of us have a ton of trig homework waiting. Angel: Hey. Is […]

right as rain

What does right as rain¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: perfectly fit or feeling great   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Tabula Rasa”¬†(2001) Time of Scene: ~00:17:30 Giles: We’ll get our memory back, and it’ll all be right as rain. Spike: Oh, listen to Mary Poppins. He’s got […]

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 […]

quality time

What does quality time¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: time spent with friends, family, or loved ones   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Nice Guy Johnny¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~00:07:50 Johnny Rizzo: I know what you’re trying to do, Uncle Terry, and I’m not interested. Okay? Uncle Terry:¬†Wait, you’re not interested in […]

quick fix

What does quick fix¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a fast¬†method to repair something (and often only temporary)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Alice¬†(2009) Time of Scene: ~00:36:50 Alice: Who are those poor people? Hatter: Refugees. Those who don’t want to be a part of the Queen’s world of instant gratification. […]

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 […]

question of time

What does question of time¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: an inevitability   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Life During Wartime¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~01:02:50 Trish: Are you seeing anyone? Mark Wiener: No, I’m more focused on China. Everything else is history. It’s just a question of time.   The Killer Elite […]

put a sock in it

What does put a sock in it¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: be quiet and stop talking   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   A Garfield Christmas Special¬†(1987) Time of Scene: ~00:06:40 Mom: Isn’t this wonderful? The whole family together again for the holidays. We’re going to have such a splendid Christmas. Oh, […]

pull yourself together

What does pull yourself together¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: recover or maintain composure   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Shutter Island¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~00:01:10 Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.   The Hangover (2009) Time of Scene: ~00:29:20 Alan Garner: Hey, Phil, look. Alan Garner: He’s jackin’ […]

put yourself in my shoes

What does put yourself in my shoes¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: sympathize or empathize with me   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:     Fraser¬†“Out with Dad” (2000) Time of Scene: ~00:01:30 Frasier: I am surprised by your gall! At the last moment, you not only bail on me, you expect me […]

pain in the neck

What does pain in the neck¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: something very annoying or frustrating   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Dishonored Lady¬†(1947) Time of Scene: ~00:05:40 Freddie: I always drink, particularly when I’m with you. Madeleine Damien: Am I that hard to take sober? Freddie: You’re a voluptuous pain in […]

piece of cake

What does piece of cake¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: very easy   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   NYPD¬†Blue “In the Butt, Bob”¬†(1995) Time of Scene: ~00:25:20 Det. Andy Sipowicz: The operation’s a piece of cake; I had it on both cheeks.   Shrek¬†the Third (2007) Time of Scene: ~00:55:00 Artie: There’s […]

on a silver platter

What does on a silver platter¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: given something without any effort   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Entourage “New York”¬†(2004) Time of Scene: ~00:16:30 Eric: He doesn’t need me that much. Ari Gold: Of course he doesn’t need you. You’re fucking worthless. I could get a million […]

over my dead body

What does over my dead body¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: said when opposing something (and would prevent it from happening)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Clue¬†(1985) Time of Scene: ~00:27:20 Mr. Boddy: You lockin’ me in? I’ll take the key. Wadsworth: Over my dead body, sir.   Superman/Doomsday (2007) Time […]

out of the blue

What does out of the blue¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: suddenly   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Drive¬†(2011) Time of Scene: ~00:24:10 Shannon:¬†You know, he walked into my shop here about five or six years ago. Right out of the blue. Asking for a job. So I put him to the […]

once in a blue moon

What does once in a blue moon¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: very rarely   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Grey’s¬†Anatomy “Save Me” (2005) Time of Scene: ~00:40:10 Dr. Meredith Grey:¬†At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. It’s like […]

off the hook

What does off the hook¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: to escape obligation (or something exciting)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Liberal¬†Arts (2012) Time of Scene: ~01:06:00 Jesse Fisher: Well, it bothers me. Zibby: Well, it shouldn’t. Age is a stupid thing to obsess over. What if reincarnation is real, huh? […]

no sweat

What does no sweat¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: no problem   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl¬†(1982) Time of Scene: ~00:07:10 Michelangelo: It does add a bit of color, doesn’t it. Oh, I know, you don’t like the kangaroo. The Pope: What kangaroo? Michelangelo: No […]

no love lost

What does no love lost¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: extreme hatred   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   My Fellow Americans¬†(1996) Time of Scene: ~00:00:30 Edwin Newman: It has been described as one of the most vicious presidential races in the history of American politics, and one of the closest. The Republican […]

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.   […]

neck of the woods

What does neck of the woods¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: local neighborhood   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Finding Nemo¬†(2003) Time of Scene: ~00:28:20 Nigel: Hi there. From my neck of the woods, eh? Sorry if I took a snap at you at one time. Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta eat. […]

many moons

What does many moons¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a long time   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Chastity Bites¬†(2013) Time of Scene: ~01:21:10 Leah: Not so fast, you eurotrash hell whore. Katharine: Leah! Liz Batho: Leah. You little brat. I knew you’d make an appearance here tonight, just as your ancestor […]

make or break

What does make or break¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: succeed or fail in something   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Grey’s¬†Anatomy “The Self Destruct Button”¬†(2005) Time of Scene: ~00:11:30 Dr. George O’Malley: Hey, have you seen Shepherd? Dr. Isobel ‘Izzie’ Stevens: Not as up close as Meredith has. Dr. George O’Malley: […]

make the cut

What does make the cut¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: chosen to become part of the group (or team)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Dallas¬†Buyers Club¬†(2013) Time of Scene: ~01:23:50 Rayon: She looks great. I guess I didn’t make the cut. Rayon’s Father: You made that choice yourself. Rayon: It wasn’t […]

method to my madness

What does method to my madness¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: having a purpose or goal despite appearing disorganized   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Glee “Special Education”¬†(2010) Time of Scene: ~00:07:40 Will Schuester: Kurt’s gone, and he’s never coming back. We need a twelfth member. Now, I always go to Rachel […]

my cup of tea

What does my cup of tea¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: something enjoyable   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Curb Your Enthusiasm “Ben’s Birthday Party”¬†(2004) Time of Scene: ~00:08:50 Susie Greene:¬†Now, is this cute? I mean how much fun is this? Huh? Great, right? Larry: You know, it’s nice. Susie Greene: Yeah. […]

lost cause

What does lost cause¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: something hopeless or not worth pursuing   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington¬†(1939) Time of Scene: ~02:06:00 Jefferson Smith: I guess this is just another lost cause Mr. Paine. All you people don’t know about lost causes. Mr. Paine […]

long shot

What does long shot¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: something that is difficult (or unlikely) to accomplish   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Before We Go¬†(2014) Time of Scene: ~01:11:30 Brooke Dalton: What if he loves her more? Nick Vaughan: I’d say that’s a long shot. Brooke Dalton: It’s possible isn’t it? […]

lion’s share

What does lion’s share¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: the majority   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Downton Abbey “Episode 3.1”¬†(2012) Time of Scene: ~00:09:50 Robert Crawley: Are you really telling me that all the money is gone? George Murray: I’m afraid so. Robert Crawley: The lion’s share of Cora’s fortune? Robert […]

let your hair down

What does let your hair down¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: relax and have fun   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   A Chorus Line¬†(1985) Time of Scene: ~00:39:30 Zach: Goddammit, now can’t anybody up there hear me! Just let your hair down! Can’t you talk? All of you just talk to me. […]

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 […]

keep your chin up

What does keep your chin up¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: be optimistic   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Evolution¬†(2001) Time of Scene: ~00:32:50 Harry Block: Keep your chin up. You know she wanted to give you some, don’t you? Ira Kane: Were you even in that courtroom? Harry Block: Getting barbecued […]

keep your shirt on

What does keep your shirt on¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: relax   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Critters¬†(1986) Time of Scene: ~00:50:00 Charlie McFadden: Keep your shirt on asshole.   The Giant Claw (1957) Time of Scene: ~00:28:40 Mitch MacAfee:¬†Stop leaning on the buzzer. I’m coming. Captain:¬†Mr. MacAfee. Mitch MacAfee:¬†Or a […]

knock your socks off

What does knock your socks off on¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: get you very excited   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Big Bang Theory “The Classified Materials Turbulence”¬†(2009) Time of Scene: ~00:02:20 Sheldon Cooper : Excuse me, Stuart, have you read the new Flash? Stuart : No. Sheldon Cooper : […]

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 […]

kick the bucket

What does kick the bucket¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: die   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Daria “It Happened One Nut”¬†(1999) Time of Scene: ~00:03:00 Helen:¬†Daria, have you given any thought to your career plans? Daria Morgendorffer: I guess I’ll just wait around for people to kick the bucket. Helen: I […]

joined at the hip

What does joined at the hip¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: very close (with a partner or friend)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Bridesmaids¬†(2011) Time of Scene: ~00:21:10 Helen: Maid of honor! There she is! It’s so lovely to meet Lillian’s childhood friend! Annie: You’re so pretty. Helen: You’re so cute! […]

join the club

What does join the club¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: said when two people share something (typically unpleasant) in common   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Lost Boys (1987) Time of Scene: ~00:48:40 David: Initiation’s over, Michael. Time to join the club! ¬†Watch on Youtube!   The Office “Conflict Resolution¬†(2006) Time […]

jury is out

What does jury is¬†out¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a final decision hasn’t been made yet   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The Avengers¬†(2012) Time of Scene: ~00:54:20 Steve Rogers: Are you nuts? Tony Stark: Jury’s out.   The Corporation (2003) Time of Scene: ~00:32:00 Jane Akre: There’s a cost to the […]

jump ship

What does jump ship¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: escape or abandon   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Caddyshack¬†(1980) Time of Scene: ~00:10:30 Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in […]

jump the gun

What does jump the gun¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: start too soon   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Rectify “Jacob’s Ladder”¬†(2013) Time of Scene: ~00:11:40 Janet Talbot: Did you¬†jump the gun? Amantha Holden: Don’t I always? Janet Talbot: No. You usually face the gun, Amantha. You always have ever since you […]

icing on the cake

What does icing on the cake¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: an inessential but attractive bonus to something   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   The History Boys¬†(2006) Time of Scene: ~00:41:00 Mrs. Bibby: Our lord and master, having grudgingly conceded that art may have its uses, I gather I’m supossed to give […]

I bet

What does I bet¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: I think so / I am sure   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Kill Bill:¬†Vol. 1¬†(2003) Time of Scene: ~00:00:55 Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, I bet I could fry an egg on your head right now if I wanted […]

it takes two to tango

What does it takes two to tango¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: it requires two people to do something   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Incendiary¬†(2008) Time of Scene: ~01:27:00 Young Mother:¬†I am the city, Osama. I am the whole world. Murder me with bombs and I will only build myself again. […]

in over my head

What does in over my head¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: trying something that is much too difficult to accomplish   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Deus Ex Machina “Person of Interest”¬†(2014) Time of Scene: ~00:31:20 George Hersh: Oh, dear. I think I might be in over my head. John Reese: I’m […]

in a nutshell

What does in a nutshell¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: to sum up   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Time of Scene: ~01:18:20 Jeannie: In a nutshell, I hate my brother. Boy in Police Station: That’s cool. Did you blow him away or somethin’?   I Am […]

hit the road

What does hit the road¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: leave from somewhere   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Bound for Glory¬†(1976) Time of Scene: ~00:01:20 Carl: Hey, Wood. Woody Guthrie: Yeah. Old Man Jenkins: Cherry wine. Goddamit, Woody. I got half a notion to pull up stakes and hit the road […]

head over heels

What does head over heels¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: falling in love   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   How I Met Your Mother “The Naked Truth”¬†(2011) Time of Scene: ~00:17:50 Ted Mosby: I don’t want to be choosing between two girls. I want to be a complete head over heels idiot […]

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.   […]

hat trick

What does hat trick¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: three goals by one player   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Daredevil¬†(2003) Time of Scene: ~01:25:00 Bullseye: Fisk was right about you. He said you wouldn’t go easy. Daredevil: Fisk? Fisk is the Kingpin? Bullseye: Yeah. That whole red rose thing? He loves […]

hang in there

What does hang in there¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: try to be optimistic or patient   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Blade: Trinity¬†(2004) Time of Scene: ~01:36:10 Hannibal King:¬†Hang in there, kitten. I’ll get help.   Frozen (2013) Time of Scene: ~00:09:10 Young Anna: Do you wanna build a snowman? Or […]

gravy train

What does gravy train¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a way to make a lot of money   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Ghost Rider¬†(2007) Time of Scene: ~01:21:30 Mack: Yeah. Well, if this gets out in the press, his career is over. Roxanne Simpson: Yeah. Trust me. His career’s the least […]

glutton for punishment

What does glutton for punishment¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: someone who enjoys doing hard or unpleasant tasks   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Charly¬†(2002) Time of Scene: ~01:02:55 Charly: I told him how you’d broken my heart. He understood about that. But I said, “I still love him.” Sam: What did […]

give no quarter

What does give no quarter¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: show no mercy   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   300: Rise of an Empire¬†(2014) Time of Scene: ~01:21:50 Artemisia: Today the last Greek ships will be destroyed. Show them no mercy. Give them no quarter. Today we will dance across the backs […]

get hitched

What does get hitched¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: get married   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Seinfeld¬†“The Wife”¬†(1994) Time of Scene: ~00:05:50 Cosmo Kramer: Hey Elaine, whatdya say if neither of us is married in 10 years, you and I get hitched. Elaine Benes: Make it 50. Cosmo Kramer: We’re engaged! […]

get a head start

What does get a head start mean?   Idiom Meaning: begin earlier than others   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Death Hunt¬†(1981) Time of Scene: ~00:24:40 Sundog/George Washington Lincoln Brown: Take it easy, kid. Take it easy. You have a lot of potential for a rookie, but damn you’re ragged. […]

flesh and blood

What does flesh and blood¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: family   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Dark Matter “Episode 1.12” (2015) Time of Scene: ~00:08:00 Two: You saw the scans. One: Yeah, and they said you’re flesh and blood. Two: Artificially constructed. Like one of those transfer transit clones. One: Those […]

fit like a glove

What does fit like a glove mean?   Idiom Meaning: fit or match perfectly   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Corpse Bride (2005) Time of Scene: ~00:22:30 Bonejangles:¬†So they conjured up a plan to meet late at night. They told not a soul, kept the whole thing tight. Now her […]

fat chance

What does fat chance¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: unlikely to happen   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Happy Feet Two (2011) Time of Scene: ~00:25:00 Ramon: You, me, beautiful egg, right now. Carmen: You? Me?¬†Fat chance. Ramon: I have a chance, and it’s fat! Watch on YouTube!   Hocus Pocus (1993) […]

face the music

What does face the music¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: deal with the consequences   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Scent¬†of a Woman (1992) Time of Scene: ~00:57:25 Lt. Col. Frank Slade: Oh uh, Charlie. About your little problem… there are two kinds of people in this world… those who stand up […]

fill to the brim

What does fill to the brim¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: filled to capacity   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Fraser “Leapin’ Lizards” (1995) Time of Scene: ~00:07:30 Dr. Frasier Crane: Well, let me see. Of course my falsetto isn’t what it used to be. But um… three little maids from school […]

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.   […]

everything but the kitchen sink

What does everything but the kitchen sink¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: everything imaginable   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Fraser “The Late Dr. Crane” (1999) Time of Scene: ~00:20:20 Martin: You know, I think what you discovered this week is that something’s missing from your life. And before you start to […]

easier said than done

What does easier said than done¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: easier to talk about than to act upon   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Castle “The Wrong Stuff” (2015) Time of Scene: ~00:03:40 Kate Beckett: Well, I’d like to see the body. So where is the simulation? Ed Redley: Couple of […]

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. […]

drive me crazy

What does drive me crazy¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: make annoyed (or make someone fall in love)   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Before Sunrise (1995) Time of Scene: ~00:50:30 Jesse: You know what drives me crazy? It’s all these people talking about how great technology is and how it saves […]

double dating

What does double dating¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: two couples dating together   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Community¬†“Politics of Human Sexuality” (2009) Time of Scene: ~00:02:10 Pierce Hawthorne: Hey guys. Jeff and I are double dating tonight with my new girlfriend. Jeff Winger: You got that from “I doubt it”? […]

dirt cheap

What does dirt cheap¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: very inexpensive   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Absolutely Famous¬† “Morocco” (1994) Time of Scene: ~00:03:50 Eddie: Study? You don’t go to Marrakech to study, darling. Patsy: No you don’t! Eddie: There are lots of reasons to go to Marrakech and studying is […]

dig deep

What does dig deep¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: try hard   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Time of Scene: ~01:40:00 Matt Farrell: Seriously, you probably shouldn’t antagonize them since they have all the loaded guns and whatnot. Lucy McClane: Listen. Will you just take a […]

cup of joe

What does cup of joe mean?   Idiom Meaning: cup of coffee   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Band of Brothers¬†“Bastogne”¬†(2001) Time of Scene: ~00:11:00 Walter S. Gordon Jr.: Cup of joe, Doc? Cpl. Eugene Roe: Gordon, I need scissors. You got scissors? Sharp scissors? Walter S. Gordon Jr.: Scissors? […]

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? […]

cream of the crop

What does¬†cream of the crop¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: the best of the group   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Megaman (2010) Elec Man: The battles you’ve had up to this point were just child’s play. Now you get to face me, the¬†cream of the crop, the best damn machine of […]

cold feet

What does cold feet¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: being nervous before an important event   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Cheers “The Days of Wine and Neuroses” (1991) Sam Malone: Is this about getting married tomorrow? Are you getting cold feet? Rebecca Howe: Certainly not. I am perfectly prepared to marry […]

call it a day

What does call it a day mean?   Idiom Meaning: finish work or give up   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Payback (1999) Time of Scene: ~00:02:30 Porter: You’d think after five months of lying on my back, I would have given up any idea of getting even, just be […]

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. […]

black and blue

What does black and blue¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: covered in bruises   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Jessica Jones “AKA It’s Called Whiskey”¬†(2015) Jessica Jones: You turned my room into a gym? Trish Walker: I needed a place to train. Jessica Jones: By training, you mean getting beaten black and […]

bitter pill

What does bitter pill¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: something unpleasant   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Time of Scene: ~00:54:50 Walt Disney and Richard Sherman:¬†¬†My world was calm, well ordered, exemplary. Then came this person, with chaos in her wake. And now my life’s ambitions go with […]

bad egg

What does bad¬†egg mean?   Idiom Meaning: a bad or dishonest person   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Flight of the Conchords¬†“Bret Gives Up the Dream” (2007) Time of Scene: ~00:09:30 Bret: It’s a chicken egg situation. Murray: What does he mean, chicken? Jemaine: Well, you know… what came first […]

basket case

What does basket case mean?   Idiom Meaning: a useless person who cannot cope   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   MacGyver “Deadly Silents” (1991) MacGyver: Pinky! Were you always this nervous in the old days? Pinky Burnette: Well, I… of course I was nervous. I… I… I invented the would […]

all ears

What does all ears¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: ready to listen   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Casino Royale (2006) Time of Scene: ~01:35:50 Doctor: Stay calm and don’t interrupt. Because you’ll be dead within two minutes unless you do exactly what I tell you. James Bond: I’m all ears.   […]

Achilles heel

What does Achilles heel mean?   Idiom Meaning: primary weakness   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Lady and the Tramp (1955) Time of Scene: ~00:58:00 Pedro: Pardon me, amigo. What is this chili deal? Boris: Achilles heel, Pedro. This is meaning his… uh… weaknesses. Toughy: Oh! Oh, the dames. Yeah. […]

ace in the hole

What does ace in the hole¬†mean?   Idiom Meaning: a hidden secret advantage   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   One More Train to Rob (1971) Timothy X. Nolan: You let the old Chinaman slip away. He was my ace in the hole! Harker Fleet: He wasn’t worth two deuces in […]

a dime a dozen

What does a dime a dozen mean?   Idiom Meaning: very¬†common and with no unique value   Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:   Death of a Salesman (1985) Time of Scene: ~02:03:25 Willy Loman: The door of your life is wide open! Biff Loman: Pop, I’m a dime a dozen and […]