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by ankle express
By walking (to a certain location). My car's in the shop, so we'll have to go to the store by ankle express. It'll take us forever to get there by ankle express! Can't you give us a ride?
express (one's) anger
To release or share one's anger in some way. I express a lot of my anger in therapy. He never expressed his anger to me, so I had no idea he was so unhappy.
To share one's thoughts or feelings in a particular way, often through art. I use art therapy as a way to get children to express themselves.
express (oneself) to (someone) on (someone or something)
To share one's thoughts on someone or something. Well, did you express yourself to David on that problem? He's not a mind-reader, you know. I never expressed myself to anyone on Laura—how did they know I have a crush on her?
Something that brings people or things to a certain, often troubling or undesirable, destination very quickly. Refers to a type of elevator that doesn't stop at all floors and thus reaches its destination faster than a typical elevator would. I don't know that he can forgive her for cheating, and I worry that they're on the express elevator to divorce. My grandparents definitely believe that modern society is on the express elevator to hell.
in round numbers
In or as a rounded, approximate number. And what do you think an expansion on the house like that would set us back, in round numbers at least? In round numbers, childcare is going to cost us about $2,000 a month.
An extremely cold air mass that originates in Siberia and travels to another country, especially the United States. A play on the name of the rail line. Primarily heard in US. We've been having an unusually warm November, but the temperature is expected to plummet next week once the Siberian Express hits. The entire region has been blasted with cold air by the Siberian Express, with temperatures dipping as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
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by ankle express
Fig. on foot. After my horse was stolen, I had to go by ankle express. It's a five-minute drive, forty minutes by ankle express.
express one's anger
to allow a release or expression of anger, such as through angry words, violence, or talking out a problem. Don't keep your emotions inside of you. You have to learn to express your anger. Bob expresses his anger by yelling at people.
express (oneself) to someone on something
to say what one thinks about something. I will express myself to Karen on that matter at another time. She expressed herself on Karen to the entire group.
*in round numbersand *in round figures
Fig. as an estimated number; a figure that has been rounded off. (*Typically: be ~; express something ~; write something ~.) Please tell me in round numbers what it'll cost. I don't need the exact amount. Just give it to me in round figures.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Reveal or portray one's feelings or views through speech, writing, some form of art, or behavior. For example, I find it hard to express myself in Italian, or Helen expresses herself through her painting, or Teenagers often express themselves through their attire, haircuts, and the like. [Mid-1500s]
in round numbers
Also, in round figures. As an approximate estimate. For example, How much will the new highway cost, in round numbers? or In round figures a diamond of this quality is worth five thousand dollars, but it depends on the market at the time of selling . This idiom, which uses round in the sense of "whole" or "rounded off," is sometimes used very loosely, as Thomas Hardy did in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874): "Well, ma'am, in round numbers, she's run away with the soldiers." [Mid-1600s] Also see ballpark figure.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n. an enormous mass of very cold air moving from Siberia, across the North Pole, and down onto North America. The country braced itself for a return Friday of the Siberian express with temperatures dropping to twenty below in many areas.
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