Feeling Idioms

English Idioms 26 May 2010 | 6 Comments

I was thinking about what to write on my blog today and a friend on twitter asked me about the expression “mixed feelings” so I thought I’d write about that and some other idioms that use the word “feeling” in them.

mixed feelings – This is when you think both good and bad things about something particular. (“mixed emotions” is the same)
I have mixed feelings about moving away from my parents. On one hand I get to be free, but on the other hand I have to pay my own rent.

sinking feeling – This is when you have a bad feeling about something that may happen. You feel it at the pit of your stomach.
Fred had a sinking feeling his marriage was going to end, after his wife found the lipstick on his shirt collar.

no hard feelings – To not have anger towards someone.
I know we had a fight yesterday, but no hard feelings, right?

gut feeling – a personal feeling you have about someone or something.
I have a gut feeling that something bad is going to happen today.

6 Responses on “Feeling Idioms”

  1. Elena says:

    I love these expressions. I´ve just remembered one I love “Life is a rollercoaster”.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Yes, life is a rollercoaster is a good one! I use this one fairly often! Thanks so much, Elena, for coming to my website! I look forward to chatting with you on twitter.

  3. Ellie says:

    These are new idioms for me. Thank you, Yvonne as always!
    They seem really useful and we can use them easily. :)
    How about this? I have a gut feeling that something good is going to happen later when it’s clear and sunny in the early morning or after I saw a shooting star. :)

  4. Yvonne says:

    I’m glad you liked them! You did a great job on yours!!!

  5. Wanderson Xesquevixos says:

    Nice Article. I didn’t know these idioms. Yvonne, I’m tweeting your post “englishcool”, I use it to my personal study and to share knowledge with everyone who want to learn english. If you don’t mind I will continue doing this. Tks a lot. Cya

  6. Yvonne says:

    Thank you! I really appreciate you tweeting it!

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