Idioms are group of words whose meanings cannot be inferred from the literal meaning of each word that makes it up. The use of idioms is a way of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language. There are tons of English idioms that you might want to use to sound more of a native speaker. Here are five idioms that may of help to you:
- cry over spilled milk
Meaning: to complain and be upset of something that has happened in the past and cannot be changed.
Sentence: Stop whining over that phone you lost at the carnival. There’s no use in crying over spilled milk!
- hit the sackMeaning: to go to bed
Sentence: I’ve had a very tiring day.
I’m going to hit the sack early tonight.
- under the weather
Sentence: Whatever I ate for snacks is making me feel a bit under the weather today.
- not my cup of tea
Meaning: you don’t like it very much
Sentence: Reading sci-fi books is not my cup of tea. I can read non-fictions books instead.
- miss the boat
Meaning: to miss out something; to miss out a chance
Sentence: Pay attention to the class, David, or you’ll miss the boat and not learn this concept.
I only included five idioms in this list because this blog caters to those people who don’t have much time in learning English and digesting hundreds of idioms in just a short period of time.
Please let me know your thoughts. I would appreciate it if you provide idioms you know on the comment section below.
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