Idioms are informal phrases where the meaning of the whole phrase cannot be understood from individual words. By another definition, idioms are phrases or expressions that usually have a figurative meaning.
Yes, that’s a huge number – therefore you will probably never learn them all.
But don’t get frustrated!
Several hundred of the most common and frequently used idioms are covered and explained on our pages 🙂
Our extensive list of idioms and phrases (scroll down) is extracted from English and American movies. So you can click on each phrase or idiom and see the whole sentence.
This is a quick list with examples of my favorite English idioms and their meanings:
|• ring a bell||when somebody looks familiar or something sounds familiar|
|• catch some rays||spending time sunbathing|
|• no brainer||situation when a decision is absolutely clear and doesn’t require any thinking|
|• cut corners||doing something easier way in order to save time, money or effort|
|• bite the bullet||to face a difficult situation with courage|
|• to have a beef with somebody||to have a personal problem with somebody|
|• cut the crap||frequently used phrase if you want to stop somebody who is talking complete nonsense|
|• blow out of the water||completely defeat or destroy somebody or win in certain situation|
|• keep in the dark||to be secretive and keep somebody uninformed about some facts|
|• high roller||person who earns and spends a lot of money|
|• to be on cloud nine||when somebody is extremely happy and satisfied|
Why should you learn English idioms?
Learning English idioms can be fun – especially when you compare the meaning of an English idiom to a similar phrase in your native language. Understanding and using English idioms is a sign of your proficiency and good knowledge of English. In addition to sounding “more native”, you will also have better understanding of your favorite movies and TV shows.
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