Idioms are a group of words collected together which forms a
different meaning from that of the literal meaning of the
individual words used. Learning idioms is a fun activity though
it might be a bit hard. Knowing them always helps one to
communicate easily and have cheerful conversations. Cooking
up simple games with idioms is an enjoyable way to pass time

too. Here are a few examples:

  • Giving someone the cold shoulder : ignoring someone
  • Going on a wild goose chase : doing something that is pointless
  •  Heard it on the grapevine : Hearing rumours about someone or
    something
  •  Hitting the nail on the head : Performing a task with exactness
  • Killing two birds with one stone : Accomplishing two different tasks in
    the same undertaking
  •  Letting someone off the hook : Not holding someone responsible for
    something
  • Letting the cat out of the bag : Sharing information that was intended
    to be a secret
  • No pain, no gain : You have to work hard in order to see results
  • On the ball : Doing a good job, being prompt, or being responsible
  • Once in a blue moon : Something that doesn’t happen very often
  • Piece of cake : A task or job that is easy to complete
  •  Pulling someone’s leg : Joking with someone
  • Speak of the devil : When the person you have just been talking
    about arrives
  • Stealing someone’s thunder : Taking credit for someone else’s
    achievements
  •  Straight from the horse’s mouth : Reading or hearing something from
    the source
  • The last straw : The last difficulty or annoyance that makes the entire
    situation unbearable
  • The elephant in the room : An issue, person, or problem that
    someone is trying to avoid
  • Throwing caution to the wind : Being reckless or taking a risk
  • Your guess is as good as mine : To not know something
  • A snowball effect : Something has momentum and builds on each
    other, much like rolling a snowball down a hill to make it bigger
  •  An apple a day keeps the doctor away : Apples are healthy and good
    for you
  • Burning bridges : Damaging a relationship beyond repair
  • Every dog has his day : Everyone gets their chance to do something big
  • Fit as a fiddle : Excellent health
  •  Go down in flames : To fail in a spectacular manner
  • Getting a second wind : Having energy again after being tired or worn out.