What is the Meaning of "English Idioms"?
I just asked a question, and I was confused about putting it under English Idioms category or not. What "English Idioms" really mean? Please explain with an example.
A group of words that has a different meaning then what the words individually would mean usually.
The Romans used the words Tempus fugit, which means time flys. Time doesn't actually fly but it does go by quickly like you were flying through life instead of just living.
Another one is It's raining cats and dogs. You know it can't rain cats and dogs really. It means that it is raining a lot, a big downpour.
So, there are dictionarys of idioms on line and you can look them up. When you hear an idiom it will be repeated with the same words each as a phrase and that phrase will have a certain meaning when it is used.
Here are some common english idioms
Spill the beans - Say something you weren't supposed to say
Do you have a mouse in your pocket? - If someone says WE are going to do something and you don't want to do it.
It's like pulling teeth - Really hard
It's like shooting fish in a barrel - Really easy
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