Idioms Used in Daily Life with Their Meaning

Idiom is an expression or word that has a figurative meaning, or a different meaning 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.


It's raning cats and dogs

Catch some Zs...

Couch Potato

An egghead

Rain or shine

Until you're blue in the face

Salad days

Green-eyed monster

Tower of strength

Milk of human kindness

All that glitters is not gold

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