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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]