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Useful Idioms to boost your English level

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Useful Idioms to boost your English level

Idioms are very important to speak English like a native speaker. And idioms might just make your sentences more colorful and interesting! Below is a list of idioms and their meanings along with some examples that can be used in daily life.

Figures of Speech
Idioms can be very helpful when learning English
  • At the drop of a hat: without any hesitation/ She picked it up like at the drop of a hat.
  • Best thing since sliced bread: A good idea or plan/ I have the best thing since sliced bread.
  • Can’t judge a book by it’s cover: Can’t judge something primarily on appearance.
  • Costs an arm and a leg: When something is very expensive/ This jacket costs an arm and a leg.
  • Feel a bit under the weather: feeling slightly ill or tired/ She didn’t sleep very well so she feels a bit under the weather.
  • Hit the nail on the head: Do or say something exactly/ The instructor asked a question to the students and no one gave the right answer, but she still hit the nail on the head.
  • Piece of cake: A task or other activity that is easy or simple/ Waking up in the morning is a piece of cake for me because i’m used to it.
  • Bed of roses: An easy life/ Everyone’s life is not a bed of roses.
  • All ears: Listen carefully/ fully focused/ if you will not be all ears in listening then you will lose your marks.
  • Couch potato: a lazy person/ he do not work on time because he is a couch potato.
  • Cat nap: a short nap/ I need cat nap in the afternoon.
  • Spill the beans: to reveal someone’ secret/ she spill the beans to me.

These are very useful idioms that can be used in daily life. Idioms can also boost your English level because you have more options and figures of speech. Learn English Abroad in Canada and experience a new culture dedicated to providing the best education and quality of life! Contact EC Vancouver or EC Language Centres for more information about our General English and IELTS programs.



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