Idioms – Common English Phrases

Idioms are common English phrases with a different meaning than the words. If you take each word and translate it, you will have a confusing English phrase. For ESL speakers, idioms can be difficult and unpredictable. Unfortunately, native speakers will often use these common English phrases.

You will hear idioms in many movies and television shows. You do not need to use idioms but it is important to know the popular ones. When you hear these common English phrases, you will know the actual meaning.

Thousands of idioms exist in the English language. This is a list of some common English phrases which are idioms.

Look for new idioms to be added to the list.  

Idioms – List 1

Idioms – List 2

 

Reading Exercise – Idioms #1

Reading Exercise – Idioms #2

Reading – Idioms & Phrasal Verbs #3

Idioms Test

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