What does “Help and Company” exactly mean?

I have just watched a movie named “The Equalizer 2”. There is a scene when the main character asked an old friend’s wife to lift him to a station and then she said “Help and Company”. What does it exactly mean? The scene is at 2:43 and here is the link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgZFaMJRxM Answer He will … Read more

How to use “get to” and “got to”?

This question is related to these two posts (please read those answers too): "Get to do something" What is difference between GOT TO and HAVE TO For example: “I got to spend time with my wife.” Does that sentence mean “I had the opportunity of spending time with my wife.”? Or does it mean “Now … Read more

Is “until mine is on tight” an idiom?

I was studying English, so I downloaded a comprehension reading test and I found a phrase which I can’t understand: Seat belts save lives and that’s a fact. That’s why I don’t drive anywhere until mine is on tight. I think that it’s an idiom because I don’t find word definitions that help me understand … Read more

The meaning of “scoots” as noun in Irish slang

In the second season, episode 4 of Derry Girls, in the last two minutes, the girls are caught trying to get rid of ‘happy’ scones, flushing them through the toilet, which gets clogged. In the next scene, someone asks Erin kindly: How are your scoots now, Erin, love? Considering the scene before it, I’d assume … Read more

What’s an idiom for making something too obvious?

I’m looking for an idiom that means something like “making something too obvious”, specifically hinting at an event in the future in such a way that it spoils the surprise. “Spelling something out” is very similar, but not quite the idiom I’m looking for. The context I’m using it in is describing a badly-written plot … Read more

What proverb describes getting out from trouble but ending up in another one?

I remember reading something like “out from something’s mouth/jaws (like a dragon) and into another…” Answer It’s not a dragon, but it’s nevertheless very warm: Out of the frying pan into the fire The phrase out of the frying pan into the fire is used to describe the situation of moving or getting from a … Read more