-Idioms for Daily English Conversation-

Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture or society.  These sayings are called "IDIOMS" or “PROVERBS” if they are longer.

These list of commonly used idioms and sayings (in everyday conversational English) can help to speak English by learning English idiomatic expressions.

To understand English as it is spoken in real life, you have to be familiar with idioms. They are used so much in everyday English, that it is important to be aware of them. You need to learn what they mean.

 

AN ARM AND A LEG

Very expensive or costly. A large amount of money.

BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD

A good invention or innovation. A good idea or plan.

CRY OVER SPILT MILK

When you complain about a loss from the past.

DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THE EGGS HAVE HATCHED

Don't make plans for something that might not happen.

EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING

Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.

FEEL A BIT UNDER THE WEATHER

Feeling slightly ill.

GIVE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

Believe someone’s statement without proof.

HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD

Do or say something exactly right.

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT

Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.

LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG

To share information that was previously concealed.

MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT

Come to the point of the story and leave out the details.

NOT A SPARK OF DECENCY

No manners.

OFF ONE’S ROCKER

Crazy, demented, out of one’s mind, in a confused or befuddled state of mind, senile.

PUT WOOL OVER OTHER PEOPLE’S EYES

To deceive someone into thinking well of them.

STEAL SOMEONE’S THUNDER

To take the credit for something someone else did.

TO HEAR SOMETHING STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

To hear something from the authoritative source.

WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD

Would never like to do something.

YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE

To have no idea, do not know the answer to a question.

It is great to learn new words and phrases, but it is absolutely essential for you to hear these words and phrases used naturally in conversation. The more you hear them, the better you will remember them. You can also gather tons of English language videos from sources such as music videos, movies, cartoons, news broadcasts, live interviews and more. That means you’ll be able to hear English idioms used in many different situations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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