Commonly Used Idioms in English

Commonly Used Idioms in English





  • Blind date: A date where the two people have never met before
  • Get along with: To have a good relationship with someone
  • Kick The Bucket: Die
  • Oddball: a weirdo or a strange person
  • Knee Jerk Reaction: A quick and automatic response
  • Hang in there: Don’t give up
  • Pull yourself together: Calm down
  • So far so good: Things are going well so far
  • Down-To-Earth: sensible and realistic
  • Curiosity killed the cat: Being too curious can get you into trouble
  • 9 Elvis has left the building:The show has come to an end It’s all over
  • 2 Last straw: The final problem in a series of problems
  • Joined at the hip: to be exceptionally close to someone
  • Elbow grease: hard physical efford
  • Forty winks: a short nap




  • Barrel of laugh: someone who is very funny
  • Old as the hills: some who is very old
  • In the doghouse: To have some unhappy with you
  • Up for grabs: Available for anyone
  • Split hairs: Argue or worry about small details
  • Round the bend: Crazy, insane
  • See eye to eye: To concur, agree
  • Break a leg: Good luck
  • Ball is in your court: It is up to you to make the next decision or step
  • Barking up the wrong tree: Looking in the wrong place.
  • Be glad to see the back of: Be happy when a person leaves.
  • Against The Clock: Rushed and short on time.
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover: Don’t judge something primarily by its appearance.
  • Thanks to: Due to
  • Ball is in your court: It is up to you to make the next decision or step

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