You may have heard of some of these before, so check out the meanings behind them. Use them in your everyday conversations. Check it out in the list below:

Butter someone up

Meaning: Impress someone with flattery


Mad as a hatter

Meaning: To be completely crazy


Sleep tight

Meaning: Sleep well


To steal someone’s thunder

Meaning: Taking credit for someone’s idea or upstaging someone.


More than you can shake a stick at

Meaning: Having more than you need


A frog in your throat

Meaning: A sore throat


Basket case

Meaning: Refers to a person who has lost the ability to function or has become powerless.


Pleased as punch

Meaning: Very happy


Giving the cold shoulder

Meaning: To snub or act differently towards someone in a hurtful way.


Don’t beat around the bush

Meaning: Taking forever to make your point


Eat humble pie

Meaning: Making an apology and suffering humiliation because of it.


The cat’s pajamas

Meaning: Someone or something that’s really awesome.


Run amok

Meaning: Go crazy