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English Idioms

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English Idioms

  1. 1. English Idioms
  2. 2. An idiom is a commonly used expression that has a special meaning. This meaning may be different from what the words have to say.
  3. 3. A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush: Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.
  4. 4. A Blessing In Disguise: Something good that isn't recognized at first.
  5. 5. A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted: It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.
  6. 6. A Piece of Cake: A task that can be accomplished very easily.
  7. 7. Actions Speak Louder Than Words: It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.
  8. 8. Never bite the hand that feeds you. to harm someone who has been helping you.
  9. 9. You are " barking up the wrong tree “ : when you are trying to find something, but you are looking in the wrong place.
  10. 10. He stayed home because he was under the weather : Feeling ill
  11. 11. Fortunately she’s back in the pink : Very strong and healthy
  12. 12. Since he got the news, he’s been on cloud nine : Feeling extreme happiness or elation.
  13. 13. That hairdo is so behind the times. Old fashioned Out of date
  14. 14. Please keep me in the loop : Fully informed In the know Fully informed In the know
  15. 15. Never bite off more than you can chew : To take on a challenge that is too big
  16. 16. Mom’s washing machine is on the blink : Isn’t working properly Is out of order Isn’t working properly Is out of order
  17. 17. His girlfriend broke up with him out of the blue : Suddenly and unexpectedly
  18. 18. He has his head in the sand : to refuse to think about an unpleasant situation or face the facts.
  19. 19. The manager is really on the ball : Competent Doing a good job
  20. 20. in The business is finally in the black : Making a profit Out of debt
  21. 21. He was so tired that he hit the hay right after dinner : Went to bed
  22. 22. Knock on wood : I'm much better now To have good fortune and hope it will continue.
  23. 23. His idea was really off the wall. Strange or very different
  24. 24. A policeman’s job is not a bed of roses : an easy and pleasant situation
  25. 25. Please get to the point! : Tell me the essential information. Skip all the details
  26. 26. He shouldn’t be a backseat driver : Someone who criticizes from the sideline Annoyingly giving unwanted advice
  27. 27. Get off my back! I do it in a minute : Quit nagging or bothering me.
  28. 28. When she started the job, she was still wet behind the ears : Either very young or inexperienced.
  29. 29. Against The Clock: Rushed and short on time.
  30. 30. An Arm And A Leg: Very expensive. A large amount of money.
  31. 31. Bite Your Tongue: To avoid talking.
  32. 32. Blood Is Thicker Than Water: The family bond is closer than anything else.
  33. 33. Dog Days of Summer: The hottest days of the summer season.
  34. 34. Keep An Eye On Him: You should carefully watch him.
  35. 35. Lend Me Your Ear: To politely ask for someone's full attention.
  36. 36. Pick up your ears: To listen very carefully.
  37. 37. Raining Cats and Dogs: A very loud and noisy rain storm.
  38. 38. The Ball Is In Your Court: It is your decision this time.
  39. 39. Till the cows come home: A long time.
  40. 40. Use Your Loaf: Use your head. Think smart.
  41. 41. Wag the Dog: A diversion away from something of greater importance.
  42. 42. When Pigs Fly : Something that will never ever happen.
  43. 43. Your Guess Is As Good As Mine: I have no idea.
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