bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
talk through one s hat Idiom, Proverb
someone who talks a lot, but not saying anything important: "She's a bit of a chatterbox at work."
a party to that
a person who helps to do something bad Jane said she didn't want to be a party to computer theft.
1. in support of. Also about it 2. all that, pimp, playe ("I'm bout it") 3. a greeting, similar to "What's happening?"
ain't coming on that tab
won't accept the proposition. Usually abbr. to "I ain't coming"
All hat, no cattle
(USA) When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)
in possession of all good qualities
All that glitters is not gold
Idiom(s): All that glitters is not gold
A proverb meaning that many attractive and alluring things have no value. • The used car looked fine but didn't run well at all. "Ah, yes," thought Bill, "all that glitters is not gold." • When Mary was disappointed about losing Tom, Jane reminded her, "All that glitters is not gold."
All that glitters is not gold.
Appearances can be deceptive.
all that jazz
all related things, other similar topics They were talking about UFO's and all that jazz.
all's well that ends well
a happy ending is the most important thing, the end justifies... Although we argued and fought, we are happy with the result. All's well that ends well!
And all that jazz
This idiom means that everything related or similar is included.
and that's that
that is final, that is the way it will be done You will be home by 10 p.m., and that's that!
and what have you
Idiom(s): and what have you
and so on; and other similar things. • Their garage is full of bikes, sleds, old boots, and what have you. • The merchant sells writing paper, pens, string, and what have you.
as bad as all that
Idiom(s): as bad as all that
as bad as reported; as bad as it seems. (Usually expressed in the negative.) • Come on! Nothing could be as bad as all that. • Stop crying. It can't be as bad as all that.
as far as that goes
as far as that goes Also, so far as that goes; as or so far as that is concerned. Concerning that, actually, moreover. For example, As far as that goes, Bill doesn't understand it, or My husband has never gotten along with Henry, and so far as that goes, Henry doesn't like him either, or As far as that is concerned, Patrice can take care of herself. Also see as for.
As mad as a hatter
This simile means that someone is crazy or behaves very strangely. In the past many people who made hats went insane because they had a lot of contact with mercury.
at --- stage of the game|at that stage of the game
adv. phr. At (some) time during an activity; at (some) point. At that stage of the game, our team was doing so poorly that we were ready to give up.It's hard to know what will happen at this stage of the game.At what stage of the game did the man leave?
adv. phr., informal 1. As it is; at that point; without more talk or waiting. Ted was not quite satisfied with his haircut but let it go at that. 2. In addition; also. Bill's seat mate on the plane was a girl and a pretty one at that. 3. After all; in spite of all; anyway. The book was hard to understand, but at that Jack enjoyed it. Synonym: ALL THE SAME.
at that point
at that point Also, at that point in time. Then, as in At that point we had finished the first batch of cookies and begun the second. This phrase refers to a particular time when an event or circumstance occurred, as opposed to “now” (see at this point). [Second half of 1900s]
at that rate
Idiom(s): at that rate
in that manner; at that speed. • If things keep progressing at that rate, we'll be rich by next year. • At that rate we'll never get the money that is owed us.
without waiting, immediately, promptly He will stop working and help you at the drop of a hat if you ask him politely.
at the drop of a hat|drop|hat
adv. phr., informal 1. Without waiting; immediately; promptly. If you need a babysitter quickly, call Mary, because she can come at the drop of a hat. Compare: ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT. 2. Whenever you have a chance; with very little cause or urging. At the drop of a hat, he would tell the story of the canal he wanted to build.He was quarrelsome and ready to fight at the drop of a hat.
at this rate|at that rate|rate|that rate|this rate
adv. phr. At a speed like this or that; with progress like this or that. John's father said that if John kept going at that rate he would never finish cutting the grass.So Johnny has a whole dollar! At this rate he'll be a millionaire."Three 100's in the last four tests! At this rate you'll soon be teaching the subject," Tom said to Mary.
Aw Fancy...What the hell?
batten down the hatches
Idiom(s): batten down the hatches
to prepare for difficult times. (A nautical expression, meaning, literally, to seal the hatches against the arrival of a storm.) • Here comes that contentious Mrs. Jones. Batten down the hatches! • Batten down the hatches, Congress is in session again.
Be careful what you wish for
If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)
Be that as it may
Be that as it may is an expression which means that, while you are prepared to accept that there is some truth in what the other person has just said, it's not going to change your opinions in any significant manner.
Been there, done that
People say this when they have already experienced what is being discussed.
better put some water on that shit
a strong recommendation to someone to improve their appearance:"You better put some water on that shit"
bite the hand that feeds one
turn against or hurt a helper or supporter, repay kindness with wrong My niece is biting the hand that feeds her if she keeps abusing the help that her parents are giving her.
bite the hand that feeds one|bite|feed|feeds|hand
v. phr. To turn against or hurt a helper or supporter; repay kindness with wrong. He bit the hand that fed him when he complained against his employer.
bite the hand that feeds you
be unkind to the one who cares for you or pays you If you criticize your employer, you bite the hand that feeds you.
bollocks to that
a defiant exclamation
brass hat A high-ranking official, as in All the brass bats were invited to the sales conference. The terms big brass, top brass, and the brass all refer to high officials considered as a group. For example, John's one of the top brass in town—he's superintendent of schools. The origin of this term is disputed. Most authorities believe it originated in the late 19th-century British army, when senior officers had gold leaves on their cap brims. Another theory is that it referred to the cocked hat worn by Napoleon and his officers, which they folded and carried under the arm when indoors. In French these were called chapeaux à bras (“hats in arms”), a term the British are supposed to have anglicized as brass. By World War I brass hat referred to a high-ranking officer in Britain and America, and in World War II it was joined by the other brass phrases. After the war these terms began to be used for the top executives in business and other organizations.
n., slang 1. A high officer in the army, navy, or air force. The brass hats In Washington often discuss important secrets. 2. Any person who has a high position in business, politics, or other work. Mr. Woods, the rich oil man, is a political brass hat.
derogatory term for a homosexual male
forget it, forget that
bury the hatchet
stop arguing or fighting, throw down your arms When will the English and the French bury the hatchet?
bury the hatchet|bury|hatchet
v. phr., informal To settle a quarrel or end a war; make peace. The two men had been enemies a long time, but after the flood they buried the hatchet. Compare: MAKE UP5.
believe that, eat that He says he went to see his friends at the park. I can buy that.
catch me doing that
see me doing that, find me doing that You won't catch me skydiving. It's too dangerous.
chapel hat pegs
erect and prominent female nipples
someone who is definitely uncool;"Look at that chat over there"
chat her up
talk to her about a date, talk romantically to her If you like Mila, chat her up. Say nice things to her.
to talk with someone with an ulterior motive in mind, such as procuring physical intimacies or sex.
look at that, get a load of that "When Rick saw the sports car, he said, ""Check that!"""
social conversation about unimportant subjects: "Enough of the chit-chat! I have to get on with some work."
cocked hat knock into a cocked hat Slang to damage or spoil completely