Feeling Idioms

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 thoughts on “Feeling Idioms”

  1. I love these expressions. Iยดve just remembered one I love “Life is a rollercoaster”.

  2. 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. These are new idioms for me. Thank you, Yvonne as always!
    They seem really useful and we can use them easily. ๐Ÿ™‚
    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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

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