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The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

"technology" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word technology

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word technology

" Carbon footprint "
Meaning:
A measure of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during an industrial or domestic process.
Example:
I just can't junk my Ford Mustang. I know it's a gas guzzling muscle car but I'll try to improve my carbon footprint some other way.
Where did it originate?:
UK - late 20th century.
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" Click bait "
Meaning:
An eye catching word or image on a website.
Example:
Those half-price ads that keep popping up are annoying. They are intended as click bait to draw you into their website but they just put me off.
Where did it originate?:
USA and UK, early 21st century.
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" Its not rocket science "
Meaning:
Said of something that isn't complex or difficult to understand.
Example:
A twenty page handbook of instructions to erect a tent! How difficult can it be? Its not exactly rocket science.
Where did it originate?:
America, late 20th century.
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" Link farm "
Meaning:
A website that exists primarily to display links to another website, with the intention of improving the search status of the second site.
Example:
That site is just a list of links to Jim's Facebook page. Google will spot that as a link farm for sure.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
Mostly among the younger generation.
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More idioms about:   america  
" Link rot "
Meaning:
The tendency of WWW addresses to become out of date and point to unavailable pages.
Example:
That website's not been edited for years, there are dead link rot links all over it.
Where did it originate?:
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Mostly among the younger generation.
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More idioms about:   america  
" Pull the plug "
Meaning:
Bring something to an end.
Example:
The new government prefer to spend on defence. They've pulled the plug on all new welfare spending.
Where did it originate?:
USA, early 20th century. The allusion was to pulling an electrical plug out of its socket.
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More idioms about:   america  
" Silver surfer "
Meaning:
An older person who uses the World Wide Web.
Example:
Granny didn't want the iPad we bought her but since we showed her how to Skype the kids in Australia she's become a real silver surfer.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century.
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