Category: Idioms

Call it a day | English idioms

To call it a day is to quit work and go home. This is an expression used to say that a day’s work has been completed. Read the piece of conversation given below. Let’s call...

Cut it close | English idioms

To cut it close is to barely manage a deadline. This expression can also be used to talk about working under a tight schedule. Read the sample conversation given below. I’ve got a pretty...

Wind idioms

Here are some idiomatic expressions using the word ‘wind’. Knock the wind out of somebody To knock the wind out of somebody is to make them breathless. The blow knocked the wind out of...

Food idioms

Here is a list of food-related idioms. Eat dirt To eat dirt is to accept bad treatment without complaining. He was such a bad boss that he would bully his employees and make them...

Body idioms | Part 2

There are several body idioms in English. That means there are several idioms using the names of body parts. Here is a list of them. Best foot forward To put your best foot forward...

Common English Idioms

Here are some English idioms that we keep hearing all the time. I couldn’t agree with you more  If you couldn’t agree with someone one, you entirely agree with them. ‘People are obsessed with celebrities....

Idioms – R

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions formed around words beginning with R. Each idiom is followed by its meaning. Rack something up To rack something up is to accumulate or achieve something. Rack...

Idioms expressing emotions and reactions

An idiom is a phrase whose meaning is very different from the literal meanings of the words in it. There are numerous idioms in English. While you are not supposed to learn all of...