Common English Idioms

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  1. lonely man

    lonely man عضو متميّز

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    Common English Idioms
     You hit the nail on the head: you are completely right in saying so.
     Flesh and blood: relatives; family.
     In the flesh: (1) in real life; in person. (2) alive.
     Be out on one’s ear: be fired.
     Have someone’s ear: influence someone easily.
     See eye to eye with: to completely agree with.
     Keep something under one’s hat: keep it secret.
     Beat the rap: to escape the punishment.
     With flying colors: with great success.
     Show one’s true colors: to show one’s real nature or character esp. for the first time.
     Out to: trying to.
     The best part of: most of.
     His bark is worse than his bite: he sounds worse than he is.
     In the long run: in the end.
     Shoot the breeze: to have a light and informal conversation.
     A bed of roses: a comfortable, easy situation.
     Break the ice: to begin a conversation with a stranger.
     Blood is thicker than water: relatives are the most important people.
     Come rain or shine: no matter how hard it is to do.
     To call it a day: to stop doing something.
     To cost an arm and a leg: to be very expensive.
     A pitter pill to swallow: something difficult and unpleasant to experience.
     A big mouth: a person who talks too much and does not keep secrets.
     The big time: a high level of success.
     To beat around the bush: to waste time by not giving a direct answer.
     To bark up the wrong tree: to make the wrong choice.
     To bring down the house: to make an audience clap and laugh enthusiastically.
     A cock-and-bull story: an untrue story.
     Chicken: afraid; scared.
     Not about to: very unwilling to.
     By hook or by crook: by any means possible.
     Hopping mad: very angry.
     Get the wrong end of the stick: to misunderstand.
     Let fly (at): to attack with words or blows.
     In the eyes of: in the opinion of.
     Set\lay eyes on: to see.
     First thing: at the earliest time in the morning.
     Get to one’s feet: to stand up.
     Like a house on fire: very quickly.
     (At) the eleventh hour: (at) the last moment; very late.
     Only have eyes for: to be interested only in looking at.
     Steer clear of: to avoid.
     Play possum: to pretend to be dead or asleep.
     Get the feel of: get used to.
     Put a foot wrong: to do or say the wrong things.
     Chicken out: to decide not to say something because of being afraid.
     Eat one’s words: to admit to having said something wrong.
     (Right) off the bat: without delay.
     Not bat an eyelid: to show no sign of one’s feeling or surprise.
     Wreak havoc on: to damage.
     All wet: wrong.
     Wet one’s whistle: to take a drink.
     All the world to: very important to.
     Head\memory like a sieve: a mind that forgets quickly.
     Wet behind the ears: young and without any experience.
     The wee hours: the hours soon after midnight.
     Sick and tired of: thoroughly bored.
     Not on your life! Certainly not!
     Take someone out of himself/herself: to amuse someone who is feeling unhappy.
     In a sense: in one way of speaking; partly.
     Put one’s foot in one’s mouth: to say something wrong or unsuitable as a result of thoughtlessness and so cause an awkward situation.
     
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  3. yemeneng man

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    cool man i like your english
    how is you american english
    do u know something about american english
    ?
    nice to contact with you man
     
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  5. lonely man

    lonely man عضو متميّز

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    thank u my dear for your words
    i like american english but i have a little things
    if you have web site or any thing else
    tell us

    nice to contact with you man too
     
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  7. بي بي سي

    بي بي سي عضو

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    Nice idioms

    Thanks your efforts 'lonly man'
     
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  9. Wind Of Change

    Wind Of Change عضو نشيط

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    wow lonely man, those were nice cool phrases
    i could use some of them :)
    thanx alot

    here let me add couple of slang phrases if u don't mind
    hit the sac.....wanna sleep
    hit the bucket.....wants to die
    pulling ur leg.......kidding or joking
     
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  11. الجدول

    الجدول عضو فعّال

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    merci
     
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  13. lonely man

    lonely man عضو متميّز

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  15. يمنيه موت

    يمنيه موت عضو

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    nice idioms i'll 2 use it:D
     
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  17. lonely man

    lonely man عضو متميّز

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    يمنية موت
    thank you so much my dear sister
     

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