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“An idiom is an expression consisting of a combination of words that have a figurative meaning” (Wikipedia).
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Some examples are: (Idiom — Meaning)
- You nailed it! You hit the nail on the head. — You were absolutely right.
- Yeah of course, when pigs fly. — Impossible, never.
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew. — Don’t take on more than you can really handle.
- She looks as awkward as a cow on roller skates (clumsy), as quiet as a mouse (shy), as stubborn as a mule (very stubborn), as fat as a pig (overweight).
- I put my foot in my mouth. — I said something that I regret.
- The boy who cried wolf. — The boy who rose a false alarm and nobody believes him any more.
- It’s raining cats and dogs. — It is raining a lot.
- Have you ever spilled the beans on someone else’s secret? — Give away a secret.
- The old fellow kicked the bucket. — He died.
Where can I find more idioms?
- The free dictionary’s idioms and phrases boasts an extensive list compiled from the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms.
- Idiom Site helps you find out the meanings of common sayings such as, add fuel to the fire, an arm and a leg, don’t count your chickens before they hatch, etc.
- Idioms has a great collection of idioms with comprehensive meaning, examples and origin details.
- The Idiom Connection has lots of idioms sorted by type to make searching easier.
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