What is jackpot slang for?
Criminal slang usage as “trouble, especially an arrest” attested 1902.
Is hit the jackpot an idiom?
Today’s post shows English language learners how to use the idiom, hit the jackpot. This idiom is a positive expression. It means that someone won something or got very lucky. A jackpot is the main money prize in a lottery.
What is the origin of hit the jackpot?
Originally, in the late 19th century, jackpot was a term used in a form of poker, where the pot or pool accumulated until a player could open the betting with a pair of jacks or higher cards. It is now used of any large money prize that accumulates until it is won.
What does hit the lot mean?
It means that the person thinks you get flirted with a lot.
What does Jack fruit mean?
: a large tropical Asian tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) related to the breadfruit that yields a fine-grained yellow wood and immense fruits which contain an edible pulp and nutritious seeds also : its fruit.
What does seamy side of life mean?
The sordid, unattractive aspect of something: “Lying and stealing are part of the seamy side of life.”
What is giving up the ghost?
phrase [VERB inflects] If someone gives up the ghost, they stop trying to do something because they no longer believe they can do it successfully. If a machine gives up the ghost, it stops working. [informal] Some firms give up the ghost before they find what they are looking for.
What is the meaning of idiom let the cat out of the bag?
Letting the cat out of the bag (also … box) is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. It could refer to revealing a conspiracy (friendly or not) to its target, letting an outsider into an inner circle of knowledge (e.g., explaining an in-joke) or the revelation of a plot twist in a movie or play.
What does the idiom cold feet mean?
To “have cold feet” is to be too fearful to undertake or complete an action. A wave of timidity or fearfulness. Loss or lack of courage or confidence.
What is tall order mean?
informal. : something that is very difficult to do Getting the project done on schedule is going to be a tall order.
What is the meaning of the idiom to cry wolf?
to keep saying that there is a problem when there is not, with the result that people do not believe you when there really is a problem. Workers in the industry have cried wolf once too often. Synonyms and related words. To tell lies and deceive people.