Browsing archives for 'English Idioms'

Getting up on the wrong side of the bed

English Idioms 22 October 2010 | 8 Comments

This is an expression you might say to someone in the morning if that person is grumpy or in a bad mood.  However, they might not appreciate your comment if they are in an exceptionally bad mood, so beware! Here’s a sample short dialog:  Cathy – I hate today.  I spilled coffee all over my […]

House Idioms

English Idioms 7 June 2010 | 2 Comments

I think it’s easier to remember vocabulary words and idioms when they are grouped together with something in common. Here are some idioms with the word house or home in them. bring the house down – to receive a lot of praise and applause The Jonas Brothers brought the house down when they sang the […]

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 […]

Happy Idioms

English Idioms 19 May 2010 | 4 Comments

Being happy is a great way to live! Today, I thought I’d write about a few idioms that have the word ‘happy’ in them. I hope they will be useful to you! happy hour – This usually starts at 5pm during the work week. This is when friends get together after work and have a […]

Money Idioms

English Idioms 11 May 2010 | 2 Comments

Some people think that the world revolves around money, while others feel that money doesn’t buy happiness. Either way, it’s nice to know some Money related idioms and expressions to use in your English. Nest egg – Money you have saved to use later. I have a nest egg of over 1 million dollars for […]

Number Idioms

English Idioms 20 April 2010 | 4 Comments

I just love using idioms! They sometimes sum things up without you having to say much! Here are some of my favorite idioms that have numbers in them. back to square 1 – This means you have to start something all over again. Oh man, I dropped the sauce on the floor, it’s back to […]

Outer Space Idioms

English Idioms 12 April 2010 | 12 Comments

For some reason I kept thinking about outer space today. So, I thought I’d write out a few of my favorite space related idioms and expressions in English: Out of this world – Something that is exceptional Wow, your cooking is out of this world! Reach for the stars – Work towards a goal If […]

I’m pooped – ways to say I’m Tired in English

English Idioms,English Vocabulary 15 March 2010 | 14 Comments

It’s important to expand you vocabulary and learn new ways to say thing same thing. Instead of saying, “I’m tired” all of the time when you feel tired try: I’m beat. I’m exhausted. I’m pooped. I’m worn out. I’m done. I’m sleepy. I’m spent. I’m flat out tired. I’m dead on my feet. I’m running […]

Spring is in the air!

English Idioms 28 February 2010 | 6 Comments

“Spring is in the air!” is an expression that means you can tell Spring has arrived (or is coming soon). The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the grass is growing! Another Springtime expression is “April showers, bring May flowers.” This has always made me giggle because it applies to the Northern part […]

A few of my favorite English idioms!

English Idioms 22 February 2010 | 3 Comments

There are lists all over the internet with lots and lots of English idioms. However, as I looked through the lists, I found that so many of the idioms are not widely used. I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorite idioms that are widely used in the United States. Don’t cry […]