Figurative language for anger. Idioms are phrases or figures of speech. An idiom is a form of figurative language that stands for something else. It is an expression. Idioms are especially difficult for foreigners of...
A red herring and a fine or pretty kettle of fish are idioms with an interesting history and background. There is a literal or logical explanation for each one.
Several useful English expressions have the word Penny in them - interesting for English speakers, educational for Students of English as a Second Language
Lots of English idioms have very interesting origins. In this iteration of "Your Friendly Neighborhood Grammar Geek," we’ll take a look at some phrases that come from the mighty sailor men of days gone by.
Anyone who has tried to learn a foreign language knows that it takes time to get the vocabulary correct. Some of the funniest incidents can happen when you are off by just one letter or inflection.
If your home language is English, I hope this web page will amuse you, and if you are a student of English, learning to speak English as a second language (ESL), you should find this list of sayings about eggs very...
What does this word mean to you? What paths have you chosen in your life, be they a trodden path, a career path or a life-style choice? Paths lead to the future but also have a history to discover.
The first of a series, some musings on an English word chosen at random. What's a penny? Where does the word come from? Old and new pennies, plus idioms using the word 'penny'.
We use idioms about cats everyday, and may not even realize it. Learn about 25 more of these idioms, and watch some funny cat videos.
Horses and humans have had a close relationship for thousands of years. The bond between the two species may have weakened in recent times with the invention of "motorized carriages" and tractors, but horses are still...