English Language Idioms
Birds often show up in common English idioms and proverbs. Have you ever wondered where phrases such as "a little birdie told me" or "it's for the birds" came from?
Many of us hear these old expressions from our grandparents, but do we really know what they mean?
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...
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.
Several useful English expressions have the word Penny in them - interesting for English speakers, educational for Students of English as a Second Language
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...
Lots of illustrated English metaphors and sayings about trees: fun for native English speakers, and useful for students of English as a second language to improve their knowledge of English language.
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...
Cats and dogs have made their way into our hearts and homes over the past several thousand years, so it's understandable that they frequently appear in our language. The origin of a phrase such as "fighting like...
10 common English idioms, what they mean and the unlikely stories of their origins.
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