Learning Common Idioms at Your Apartment in Mount Dora, FL
An idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning. Its figurative meaning is separate from its literal meaning. Idioms exist in all languages and many languages have thousands of them. In the English language alone, it is estimated that there are at least 25,000 idiomatic expressions.
Here are 10 common idioms and what they mean:
• “Let the cat out of the bag” – to reveal a secret
• “Take it with a grain of salt” – to not take what someone says seriously
• “Hit the nail on the head” – to do or say something exactly right
• “Let sleeping dogs lie” – do not disturb a situation, leave it as it is
• “A dime a dozen” – anything that is common, inexpensive, and easy to get anywhere
• “By the skin of one’s teeth” – used to regard a narrow escape from disaster
• “Under the weather” – to feel ill
• “Shoot the breeze” – to chat idly or waste time talking
• “Piece of cake” – a job, task, or activity that is simple
• “Through thick and thin” – in both good times and bad times
Using idioms can be a fun way to express yourself when writing or talking to others. For many of us, certain idioms are so ingrained in our vocabularies (maybe you use the term “when pigs fly” frequently?) that we forget that their literal meanings are vastly different from their figurative meanings.
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