Idioms – English Language Exercise

Have you bitten off more than you can chew by learning English? Are you in over your head?
These phrases may be confusing because they are idioms! You may have noticed similar phrases in a book, or spoken on television, or probably even as a lyric in a song. An idiom is a phrase that doesn’t make sense when translated literally, but has a figurative meaning. They are often used to add imagery to a description. They are a favorite of many writers and musicians because they create opportunities for creative word play. Most languages have idioms, and some of them are shared, can you think of any in your native language?

After this lesson you will find idioms a piece of cake! Unfortunately, there are many of them and each one will have to be learned separately. If you want to be fluent in English you will just have to bite the bullet, there’s no way to cut corners here. Hopefully, learning these idioms is like riding a bicycle because they are each unique and time flies while you think of the meaning for each of them. If you haven’t noticed I’m in my element as I’m writing these though they may drive some people up the wall. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Idioms Quiz

Match the idiom with its meaning.


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