An article on the origins and meaning of the expression to Eat Humble Pie. Explore further the number of subtle variations to this idioms meaning and context within the English language.
55 dog related idioms and phrases as used in everyday language. Dogs have long held a special place in our lives and it is therefore unsurprising that so many idiomatic expressions and phrases involving dogs have entered our vocabulary.
Several useful English expressions have the word Penny in them - interesting for English speakers, educational for Students of English as a Second Language
50 expressions and idioms that draw their message from societies use and dependence on the motor car.
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.
An article detailing twenty idioms related to Rabbits, Hares and Bunnies. Idioms help make our speech more expressive and colourful. They also provide snippets of advice gleamed from generations of people who have trod life's path before us.
An idiom is a phrase or an expression that cannot be taken literally. This article gives examples of idioms that give reference to various vegetables. Some are fun and complementary, some less so.
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.
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?
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'.