Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Examples pdf

English Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Examples pdf


English Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Examples pdf

Daredevil: someone who takes unnecessary risks

Cheapskate: someone who hates to spend money

Joined at the hip: to be exceptionally close to someone

Elbow grease: hard physical effort

Oddball: a weirdo or a strange person


Down-To-Earth: sensible and realistic

As red as a cherry: Very red

To go bananas: To go crazy

The apple of someone’s eye: At the present moment; for now

Second banana: A person in a subservient position

The cherry on the cake: The final thing that makes something perfect


A bite at the cherry: An opportunity to achieve something

A plum job: An easy, pleasant job that also pays well

Go pear-shaped: To fail; to go wrong

Cool as a cucumber: Calm even in difficult or frustrating situations

Go-Getter: a person who is active, energetic, and has the initiative to pursue the things they want.

Break a leg: good luck

Cutting corners: Doing something poorly in order to save time or money

Hang in there: Don’t give up

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Pull yourself together: Calm down

So far so good: Things are going well so far

A busybody: always wants to know about other people’s private lives

Oddball: a weirdo or a strange person

Down-To-Earth: sensible and realistic

Forty winks: a short nap

Barrel of laugh: someone who is very funny

Old as the hills: some who is very old

Cat nap: A short sleep

Flew the coop: Escape, left

Get someone’s goat: To irritate someone deeply

Fat cat: A highly placed, well-paid executive

Like a fish out ot water: To be uncomfortable in a particular situation

Hold your horses: Wait and be patient

Cash cow: A good way to make money

Get the lion’s share: Get the greatest percentage

Loaded for bear: Prepared for problems, well prepared for a challenge