Sep 25, 2021


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:

  •  A blessing in disguise : A good thing that initially seemed bad
  •  A dime a dozen. : Something that is very common, not unique
  •  Adding insult to injury : To make a bad situation even worse
  •  Beat around the bush : Avoid sharing your true viewpoint or feelings
    because it is uncomfortable
  •  Beating a dead horse : giving time or energy to something that is
    ended or over
  •  Bite the bullet : To get an unfavourable situation or chore over with
    now because it will need to get finished eventually
  •  Best of both worlds : The choice or solution has all of the advantages
    of two contrasting things at the same time
  •  Biting off more than you can chew : Not having the capacity to take
    on a new assignment or task that is just too taxing
  •  By the skin of your teeth : Just barely making it
  •  Don’t judge a book by its cover : Not judging something by its initial
  • Doing something at the drop of a hat : Doing something at the
    moment of being asked
  •  Don’t count your chickens before they hatch : Not to count on
    something happening until after it’s already happened
  •  Caught between a rock and a hard place : Making a choice between
    two unpleasant choices
  •  Costs an arm and a leg : Something that is overpriced or very
  • Cutting corners : Not performing a task or duty correctly in order to
    save time or money
  • Devil’s advocate : To take the side of the counter-argument, or offer
    an alternative point of view
  • Feeling under the weather : Not feeling well, or feeling sick
  • Fit as a fiddle : Being in good health
  • Getting a taste of your own medicine : Being treated the way that you
    have been treating others
  •  Getting a second wind : Having energy again after being tired
  •  Giving the benefit of the doubt : Believing someone’s story without
    proof even though it may seem unbelievable