Out of the frying pan, into the fire

What does “Out of the frying pan, into the fire” mean? Out of the frying pan, into the fire generally describes a transition, which means; escaping or freeing yourself from one bad situation or predicament to immediately find yourself in an even worse situation. Be the first to get...

It’s just not my cup of tea

What does “It’s just not my cup of tea” mean? “It’s just not my cup of tea” is used to say something is not suited to your taste, interests or fancy; or to say you dislike or are not keen on doing something. Be the first to get our...

To be like a bull in a China shop

What does “To be like a bull in a China shop” mean? To be like a bull in a china shop is used to describe a person that cannot be trusted to behave or to be polite in social or delicate situations because they speak or comment without self-control...

To lay all your cards on the table

What does “To lay all your cards on the table” mean? To lay all your cards on the table is used to say that the time has finally come for someone to be completely honest about their position and intentions or it is time to reveal the truth or...

Paint yourself into a corner

What does “paint yourself into a corner” mean? “paint yourself into a corner” means you have put yourself into a very difficult or frustrating situation which has left you with no good alternatives, means of escape or room to manoeuvre. To have nowhere to go, to be stuck in...

To take the bull by the horns

What does “To take the bull by the horns” mean? to take the bull by the horns means that a person directly faces a fear, tackles a difficult challenge or takes charge of a situation with determination and vigor, and is not worried about the risks involved. Be the...

To be a big fish in a small pond

What does “To be a big fish in a small pond” mean? “To be a big fish in a small pond” can be used to describe a person who has gained respect and prominance within a small relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization because he/she is more...