Idioms Used in Daily Life with Their Meaning

Idioms are expressions or words that have figurative meanings, or different meanings as a group from the meaning it would have if you understood each word separately.

Some Common Idioms

  • Break a leg
A way to wish someone good luck.
  • To live it up
To enjoy life, to live widely
  • To kick the bucket
To die.
  • Shape up or ship out
Used to tell someone that they should leave if they don’t improve their behavior or performance
  • To shed crocodile tears
To cry about something but without actually caring.
  • Wild goose chase
A useless journey or pursuit.
  • There’s no room to swing a cat
There is not a lot of space.
  • To pay through the nose
To pay a lot of money, more than is normal.
  • To bark up the wrong tree
To choose the wrong course of action.
  • To spill the beans
To tell a secret.
  • It’s raining cats and dogs
It’s raining heavily.
  • To get into hot water
To get into trouble.
  • To be chicken-hearted
To be scared.
  • Top dog
Leader.
  • To smell a rat
To think that something is wrong.
  • To chicken out
Not doing an activity because of fear.
  • To give up
To quit.
  • To give up on
To stop believing in something or someone.
  • I could eat a horse
To be very hungry.
  • To be on top of the world
To be really happy.

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