n Idioms

IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
the name of a particular game or sport; what something is called
Sentence 1
The name of the game is baseball.
Meaning 2
the goal or objective
Sentence 2
The name of the game in New York City is to hustle.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
The horses are running together
Sentence 1
They were running neck and neck in the stretch.
Meaning 2
to be an even race
Sentence 2
Who are the best students? Jim and Jane are neck and neck. They both get straight "A"s.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
a change in circumstances in the ball game, ie the game is tied after one team was ahead.
Sentence 1
The Dodgers scored four runs and it was a new ball game
Meaning 2
a new set of circumstances
Sentence 2
Now that we have the financing, it's a new ball game.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
to not get a good roll of dice after shaking them
Sentence 1
You didn't get any great shake with that roll.
Meaning 2
not really important
Sentence 2
I like John, but he really isn't any great shakes.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
An extremely dangerous wrestling match because no grips or "holds" are forbidden
Sentence 1
He broke his opponents arm because no holds were barred.
Meaning 2
to do anything to achieve a result
Sentence 2
No holds are barred in international arms sales.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
an easy game requires little sweat or perspiration
Sentence 1
That was a no sweat game.
Meaning 2
no problem
Sentence 2
I'll do the job. No sweat!
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
The front or "nose" of the plane drops perpendicular to the ground
Sentence 1
The plane went into a nose dive before the pilot bailed out.
Meaning 2
to drop or fall rapidly
Sentence 2
The U.S.S.R.'s economy went into a nose dive in 1991.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
extremely difficult to win or accomplish something
Sentence 1
She won't win that tennis match, not by a long shot.
Meaning 2
extremely difficult to win or accomplish something
Sentence 2
He won't get that contract, not by a long shot.