Popular Idioms Used in Daily Conversation 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

Here is the list of common idioms with their meanings to help you broaden your English vocabulary:

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 on top of the world

  • To be really happy.

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Dilan
Dilan
8 months ago

Excellent

tanya gupta
tanya gupta
8 months ago

they should give some examples with its idioms

Johan Von Eriksson ha ha ha
Johan Von Eriksson ha ha ha
6 months ago

I donat like this

It doesnt give many information

Sorry for maj bed england

Last edited 6 months ago by Johan Von Eriksson ha ha ha
Archana duggishetty
Archana duggishetty
5 months ago

Would be great if you send an idiom everyday through mail

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