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Common English idiomatic expressions are an important part of everyday English. They come across all the time in both written and spoken form. Idioms don’t always make sense literally, one needs to familiarize himself with the meaning and usage of each idiom. That may appear an uphill task, but learning idioms is fun
The sentences that come in idiomatic English often have no grammatical basis but are interpreted quite differently that’s why they are always to be learnt by heart. Learning to use common idioms and expressions will make your English sound more native, so it’s a good idea to master some of these expressions. However, the use of idiomatic expressions should be limited and they should not be overused.
Also, only those expressions that are commonly understood and customary should be used otherwise neat and simple English should be substituted. None of the idioms on this page are unusual or old fashioned, so you can be confident using any of them with both native and non-native English speakers.
- He is only a bad egg.
- Life is a bad of thorns.
- You cannot progress in this profession. It is a blind alley.
- This piece of land is a bone of contention between two brothers.
- A brain wave brought Marconi to invent the radio.
- His honesty is above board.
- Birds of a feather flock together.
- He is a close fisted man as he will contribute no money.
- It is a far cry from her sayings and doings.
- He told me a cock and bull story of a devil and a man.
- Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Actions speaks louder than words.
- The grass is always greener on the other side.
- Love is blind.
- Ignorance is bliss.
- There’s no time like the present.
- Better safe than sorry