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Idioms

x-factor

This page is about the idiom x-factor

Meaning

If someone has the x-factor, they have a certain charismatic appeal and magnetic quality.

For example

  • He's not a great singer but people can't take their eyes off him, so he must have the x-factor.

  • You can't teach anyone the x-factor; they've either got it or they haven't.

Quick Quiz

Jim's definitely got the x-factor. He's

a. just had an x-ray

b. putting on weight

c. an amazing performer

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey