What is the meaning of the idiom skin of their teeth?
In modern times, “by the skin of my teeth” is used to describe a situation from which one has barely managed to escape or achieve something; a close call.
What is the bit between her teeth?
: to start doing something in a very enthusiastic and determined way He can be lazy about doing his work, but when he gets the bit between his teeth there’s no stopping him.
What does in the teeth of something mean?
1. Straight into, confronting, as in The ship was headed in the teeth of the gale. [ Late 1200s] 2. In opposition to or defiance of, as in She stuck to her position in the teeth of criticism by the board members.
What does the idiom When Pigs Fly mean?
Definition of when pigs fly
—used to say that one thinks that something will never happen The train station will be renovated when pigs fly.
What is the meaning of blowing hot and cold?
Definition of ‘to blow hot and cold’
If someone blows hot and cold, they keep changing their attitude towards something, sometimes being very enthusiastic and at other times expressing no interest at all.
What is horses for courses meaning?
[British] said to mean that different people are suitable for different things or kinds of situation, and this ought to be taken into account when making choices in particular cases.
Definition of button it
informal + impolite. —used to tell someone to stop talking She angrily told him to button it.
What does it mean to have a bit in your mouth?
Throw off restraints and proceed on a headlong course, take control. For example, My partner took the bit in his mouth and bid a grand slam, or Jane took the bit between her teeth and now there’s no stopping her. This idiom alludes to the bit, the metal mouthpiece of a bridle whereby a rider controls a horse. [