that's a big if

idiom (1)

Definition of that's a big if

 (Entry 1 of 14)

used to say that something is not likely They could win if everyone plays his best, but that's a big if.

that's about it/all

idiom (2)

Definition of that's about it/all (Entry 2 of 14)

: there is nothing else to do "Is there anything else?" "No, that's about it/all."

that's about the size of it

idiom (3)

Definition of that's about the size of it (Entry 3 of 14)

informal
used to say that what has been stated about a situation is correct "So there's no chance of getting finished on time?" "That's about the size of it, I'm afraid."

that's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.)

idiom (4)

Definition of that's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.) (Entry 4 of 14)

used especially to praise a child or animal for obeying Please pick up your toys. That's a good girl.Sit. That's a good dog.

that's a switch

idiom (5)

Definition of that's a switch (Entry 5 of 14)

used to say that something is a sudden change from what is usual "He says he'll do it himself." "Well, that's a switch."

that's it

idiom (6)

Definition of that's it (Entry 6 of 14)

informal
1 used to say that something is finished or completed Okay, that's it. You can go now.
2 used to say that something is all that is needed or wanted I came here just to visit the museum and that's it.
3 used to say that something is correct "I can't remember his name." "I think it was Brian Johnson." "Yes, that's it."
4 used in an angry or annoyed way to say that one will not accept any more of something That's it! No more horseplay in the house.!

that's life

idiom (7)

Definition of that's life (Entry 7 of 14)

used to say that something unpleasant or difficult is a normal part of life Sometimes you try your hardest and still don't succeed. That's life.

that's not saying much

idiom (8)

Definition of that's not saying much (Entry 8 of 14)

used to indicate that a fact, achievement, etc., is not unusual or impressive He is a better golfer than me, but that's not saying much (because I'm not a good golfer).

that's not to say

idiom (9)

Definition of that's not to say (Entry 9 of 14)

: that does not mean It's odd, but that's not to say that it's bad.

that's the spirit

idiom (10)

Definition of that's the spirit (Entry 10 of 14)

informal
used to express approval of someone's attitude "I know I can do it if I keep trying." "Yeah, that's the spirit!"

that's the way it/life goes

idiom (11)

Definition of that's the way it/life goes (Entry 11 of 14)

used to say that it is a fact that bad or disappointing things will happen sometimes We lost the game, but that's the way it/life goes.

that's the way the cookie crumbles

idiom (12)

Definition of that's the way the cookie crumbles (Entry 12 of 14)

informal
used when something bad has happened to say that someone must accept things the way they are I'm disappointed that I didn't get the job but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

that's torn it

idiom (13)

Definition of that's torn it (Entry 13 of 14)

British, informal
used to say that something is no longer possible That's torn it: the deal's off!

that's what you think

idiom (14)

Definition of that's what you think (Entry 14 of 14)

used to tell someone that in one's own opinion what that person thinks or believes is wrong "I can beat you." "That's what you think."

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