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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]