Idioms: What are they and can you think of any?

IDIOMS can be the most confusing part of any language. Idioms are sayings that have hidden meanings. The expressions don’t mean exactly what the words say. Here are two examples:

(1) I worked really hard to get an “A” on my math test, but I only recieved a “B.” Oh well, I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles. So, in this sentence it simply means that you can’t always control everything that happens.

(2) John, isn’t this the fifth time you have been late to work this week? You’re walking on thin ice mister! So, in this sentence it means that John is in danger of being fired.

What idioms can you think of and does your primary language or culture have any that are unique to where you live?

6 thoughts on “Idioms: What are they and can you think of any?

  1. Hi my name is Jimmy and I think idioms are a very funny way to communicate with other people. One of my favorite idioms is (You’re walking on thin ice mister!).

  2. My name is Anajie and I think idioms are a fun way to communicate. One of my favorites is (Break a leg).

  3. I’ve learned that an idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning and you can not take them literally.

  4. Hello There! My Name Is Nini… I personally think that Idioms are a great way of speaking with entertainment, and the use of hidden messages. There are so many different Idioms that people can think of for instances, break a leg and chip on the shoulder are a few examples of Idioms that I’ve learned with my class. I do really enjoy speaking to others, attaching different catchy phrases… A.K.A Idioms… Just to make our conversation a little less boring. XD

  5. A drop in the bucket. Marge filled the dishwasher after everyone left but as she looked at the mess she realized that was just a drop in the bucket.

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