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English speakers often use idioms in their speech. Idioms are phrases with special meanings. These meanings are not always easy to guess from the literal meanings. In this section, you can find some of the most common idioms used in English.

Misunderstanding Idioms

Idioms often contain words which have a meaning that is not the literal meaning. How many misunderstandings can you find here?
I told him to put his money where his mouth is and as quick as a flash he swallowed everything I told him.

1 The Penny's Dropped
2 a bone to pick with you
3 a bull in a china shop
4 a lot on your plate
5 a snake in the grass
6 all your eggs in one basket
7 as easy as pie
8 as far as I could throw them
9 as sick as a parrot
10 between a rock and a hard place
11 body parts
12 burn the candle at both ends
13 call it a day
14 canary in a coalmine
15 cant get a word in edgeways
16 cant say boo to a goose
17 carry the can
18 caught red handed
19 communication idioms
20 don't pull any punches
21 dont put all your eggs in one basket
22 dont rock the boat
23 dont sit on the fence
24 down the garden path
25 down the hatch
26 egg on your face
27 every cloud has a silver lining
28 flash in the pan
29 full of beans
30 have a shot at it
31 have your say
32 head in the clouds
33 hot dinners
34 idioms crossword
35 in a flap
36 in hot water
37 its all greek to me
38 jump ship
39 just around the corner
40 keep you on your toes
41 kill two birds with one stone
42 leaving in droves
43 let the cat out of the bag
44 level playing field
45 like water off a ducks back
46 lock stock and barrel
47 make no bones about it
48 miss the boat
49 monkey around
50 musical idioms
51 my cup of tea
52 nip it in the bud
53 no spring chicken
54 not in kansas
55 of emotion
56 on an even keel
57 opening a can of worms
58 out of the frying pan into the fire
59 pie in the sky
60 piece of cake
61 pigs might fly
62 put my foot down
63 put my thinking cap on
64 raining cats and dogs
65 rings a bell
66 rocket science
67 saved by the bell
68 shake a leg
69 shirty
70 sitting on the fence
71 smells fishy
72 somebody deserves a medal
73 start the ball rolling
74 sting in the tail
75 strings attached
76 swing a cat
77 taste of your own medicine
78 the apple of your eye
79 the bee's knees
80 the jig is up
81 the pot calling the kettle black
82 the way the cookie crumbles
83 their days are numbered
84 thrown in at the deep end
85 till the cows come home
86 tongue in cheek
87 top notch
88 touch base
89 train of thought
90 under the thumb
91 wild goose chase
92 wouldn't touch it with a barge pole

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