Idioms in English
An idiom is an expression or phrase that has a different meaning from the literal meaning of the idiom’s individual words. In other words, we can’t understand the meaning of idioms by translating every single words. For instance, If someone says “they spilled the beans“, it means that they revealed a secret. If you don’t know the definition of that idiom, you can’t understand what’s going on when you’re talking to someone.
Idioms are an important part of everyday English and are commonly used by native speakers. Let’s learn some of those with TV Series and movies. You can find the video below.
Idioms with Examples and Meaning
Hit the sack
Definition; to go to bed
– I’m tired, I’m going to hit the sack.
Break a leg!
Definition; used to wish someone luck
– You have an exam tomorrow. Break a leg!
Call it a day
Definition; to decide that you have finished doing something
– We’re all tired, let’s call it a day.
Under the weather
Definition; if someone is under the weather, they feel ill.
– I’ve been feeling under the weather this week.
Spill the beans
Definition; to tell people secret information
– Don’t spill the beans. It’s supposed to be a secret.
See eye to eye
Definition; if two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other
– I don’t see eye to eye with my mother on many things.
A piece of cake
Definition; something that is very easy to do
– My last exam was a piece of cake.
The last straw
Definition; the latest problem in a series of problems, that makes a situation impossible to accept
– Making me work late on Friday was the last straw.
Cost an arm and a leg
Definition; to be very expensive
– The show is excellent, but the tickets cost an arm and a leg.
When pigs fly
Definition; something that will never happen
– I will go on a date with you when pigs fly.