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It’s Raining Cats and Idioms!

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:

  1. 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!
    cry over spilled milk
  2. hit the sack
    hit the sack
    Meaning: to go to bed
    Sentence: I’ve had a very tiring day.
    I’m going to hit the sack early tonight.
  3. under the weather
    Meaning: ill
    Sentence: Whatever I ate for snacks is making me feel a bit under the weather today.
    feeling under the weather
  4. 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.
    it’s not my cup of tea
  5. 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.
    Miss the Boat 

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.

*Featured Image: Raining Cats ‘n’ Dogs


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