Picking the wrong person, the most unlikely person, to do, listen, or accept something.
You're barking up the wrong tree if you think I want to become religious and go to church.
A dull, boring person with absolutely no individuality.
John has all the personality of a dial tone.
To travel by foot, to walk.
His car broke down, so he had to hoof it into town.
to waste time, to loiter.
My friends and I hang around at the corner bar.
An almost universally accepted societal value that is almost immune from questioning, often unreasonably so.
Monogamy is one of our society's biggest sacred cows.
"The coast is clear" is said when it has been determined that it is now safe to proceed; that there are no obstacles or witnesses to what one is about to do.
"The coast is clear", he thought as he watched his lover's husband drive away from the house.
1. To cause harm
2. To hit or beat
1. Stop playing that music so loud; you'll wear out my ears!
2. Stop misbehaving or I'll wear out your ass!