Category: Idioms

Sight Idioms

Several English idioms use the word sight. Here are some of them with meanings and example sentences. This worksheet is based on MacMillan English Ferry Reader 4, Chapter 1. Catch sight of someone/something To...

Head and mind idioms

Here are some idiomatic expressions involving the word head, brains or mind. Be able to do something standing on your head When you are able to do something standing on your head, you are...

Hair idioms

Here are some idiomatic expressions involving the word hair. Bad hair day When your hair is unmanageable, it is quite natural to have a bad hair day. Over the years, however, this expression has...

Idioms with work

Here are some idiomatic expressions involving the word work. Get worked up To get worked up is to become excited, angry or stressed. Celebrity gossips are a dime a dozen and it is easy...

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...