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 […]

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.   […]

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) […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]