Idioms (X)


meaning: the special unspecific talent that makes some people better than normal people (usually used in the performing arts)

1. I don’t know what it is about Anne, she just seems to have the x-factor. I mean, her singing isn’t great, and her dancing is often out of time, but people seem to love her.
x marks the spot

meaning: a mark that states where something is hidden or buried

1. There are some stones in a strange formation here – I guess X marks the spot. Let’s try digging here.

meaning: not suitable for children or people who are easily upset (contains sex, violence, or disturbing images)

1. “I saw the video: man, that thing should be x-rated. Some absolutely disgusting stuff there.”