16 Most Used Idioms In English Language

Updated: May 1, 2018

Idioms are very popular while speaking English as it conveys the right meaning the speaker bears. Idioms can actually be understood from a direct context or just need to be learnt and used the way it is commonly employed.

Here is your list of IDIOMS with their appropriate meaning.
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1* A blessing in disguise: a good thing that seemed bad at first

2*‘The best of both worlds’ : enjoying two different opportunities at the same time.

3* ‘Break a leg’ : means ‘good luck’

4*Get out of hand: Get out of control

5*No pain, no gain: You have to work for what you want

6* Costs an arm and a leg: when something is very expensive.

7* Curiosity killed the cat: Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.

8* Call it a day: Stop working on something .

9* Go on a wild goose chase: To do something pointless.

10* Hear it on the grapevine: To hear rumors about something or someone.

11* Play devil's advocate: To argue the opposite, just for the sake of argument .

12* Miss the boat: This idiom is used to say that someone missed his or her chance .

13* Sit on the fence: This is used when someone does not want to choose or make a decision.

14* A storm in a teacup: A big fuss about a small problem .

15* Whole nine yards: Everything. All of it.

16* Every dog has his day: Everyone gets a chance at least once .


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