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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.

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1 a-bone-to-pick-with-you
2 a-bull-in-a-china-shop
3 a-leg-to-stand-on
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 bad-things-happening
11 between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place
12 bite-the-bullet
13 body-parts
14 burn-the-candle-at-both-ends
15 call-it-a-day
16 canary-in-a-coalmine
17 cant-get-a-word-in-edgeways
18 cant-say-boo-to-a-goose
19 carry-the-can
20 caught-red-handed
21 clutching-at-straws
22 coming-out-of-the-woodwork
23 communication-idioms
24 cut-the-mustard
25 don't-pull-any-punches
26 dont-put-all-your-eggs-in-one-basket
27 dont-rock-the-boat
28 dont-sit-on-the-fence
29 down-the-garden-path
30 down-the-hatch
31 egg-on-your-face
32 every-cloud-has-a-silver-lining
33 final-nail-in-the-coffin
34 flash-in-the-pan
35 fleeing-in-droves
36 for-crying-out-loud
37 fox-in-charge-of-the-hen-house
38 full-of-beans
39 get-a-wake-up-call
40 goes-without-saying
41 hands-down
42 have-a-shot-at-it
43 have-your-say
44 head-in-the-clouds
45 headless-chicken
46 hold-the-line
47 hot-dinners
48 idioms crossword
49 idioms-of-emotion
50 in-a-flap
51 in-hot-water
52 its-all-greek-to-me
53 jump-ship
54 just-around-the-corner
55 keep-you-on-your-toes
56 kill-two-birds-with-one-stone
57 leaving-in-droves
58 let-the-cat-out-of-the-bag
59 level-playing-field
60 like-water-off-a-ducks-back
61 lock-stock-and-barrel
62 look-back
63 make-no-bones-about-it
64 makes-my-blood-boil
65 mince-your-words
66 miss-the-boat
67 missing-letters
68 monkey-around
69 musical-idioms
70 my-cup-of-tea
71 nip-it-in-the-bud
72 no-spring-chicken
73 not-in-kansas
74 on-an-even-keel
75 opening-a-can-of-worms
76 out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire
77 part-and-parcel
78 pie-in-the-sky
79 piece-of-cake
80 pigs-might-fly
81 put-me-in-the-picture
82 put-my-foot-down
83 put-my-thinking-cap-on
84 put-the-kibosh-on-it
85 raining-cats-and-dogs
86 rings-a-bell
87 rocket-science
88 sailing-close-to-the-wind
89 saved-by-the-bell
90 separate-the-wheat-from-the-chaff
91 shake-a-leg
92 shirty
93 sitting-on-the-fence
94 smells-fishy
95 somebody-deserves-a-medal
96 something-up-your-sleeve
97 start-the-ball-rolling
98 sting-in-the-tail
99 strings-attached
100 swing-a-cat
101 take-the-bull-by-the-horns
102 taken-for-a-ride
103 taste-of-your-own-medicine
104 that-takes-the-biscuit
105 the-apple-of-your-eye
106 the-bee's-knees
107 the-best-thing-since-sliced-bread
108 the-gig-is-up
109 the-grass-is-always-greener
110 the-jig-is-up
111 The-Penny's-Dropped
112 the-pot-calling-the-kettle-black
113 the-rubber-hits-the-road Modified this week
114 the-way-the-cookie-crumbles
115 their-days-are-numbered
116 throw-in-the-towel
117 thrown-in-at-the-deep-end
118 till-the-cows-come-home
119 tongue-in-cheek
120 top-notch
121 touch-base
122 train-of-thought
123 under-the-thumb
124 watching-paint-dry
125 water-under-the-bridge
126 wild-goose-chase
127 wouldn't-touch-it-with-a-barge-pole
128 you-are-on-fire

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