50 Idioms with Their Meanings in English

50 Idioms with Their Meanings in English

Barrel of laugh: someone who is very funny

Old as the hills: some who is very old

In the doghouse: To have some unhappy with you

Up for grabs: Available for anyone

Split hairs: Argue or worry about small details

Round the bend: Crazy, insane

See eye to eye: To concur, agree

Break a leg: Good luck

Ball is in your court: It is up to you to make the next decision or step

Barking up the wrong tree: Looking in the wrong place.

Be glad to see the back of: Be happy when a person leaves.

Against The Clock: Rushed and short on time.

Don’t judge a book by its cover: Don’t judge something primarily by its appearance.

Thanks to: Due to

Ball is in your court: It is up to you to make the next decision or step

Blind date: A date where the two people have never met before

Get along with: To have a good relationship with someone

Kick The Bucket: Die

Oddball: a weirdo or a strange person

Knee Jerk Reaction: A quick and automatic response

Hang in there: Don’t give up

Pull yourself together: Calm down

So far so good: Things are going well so far

Down-To-Earth: sensible and realistic

Curiosity killed the cat: Being too curious can get you into trouble

9 Elvis has left the building:The show has come to an end It’s all over

2 Last straw: The final problem in a series of problems

Joined at the hip: to be exceptionally close to someone

Elbow grease: hard physical efford

Forty winks: a short nap

30 Common English idioms and their meanings


Idioms About WEATHER in English

Come rain or shineWhatever happens
On cloud nineVery happy
BrainstormTo generate many ideas quickly
Take sth by stormto overwhelm s.one or s.thing by becoming famous quickly
Stealing my thunderMaking people pay attention to you
A cold day in JulySomething that will never happen
Take a rain checkDecline an invitation but maybe you will accept it another time
A ray of sunshineSomething that brings happiness to someone
Once in a blue moonVery rarely

Idioms about Colors in English

Red tape

Official or bureaucratic tasks

To be yellow

To be cowardly

To see red

To be very angry

Black out


Black and blue

Describe something that is badly bruised

Golden opportunity

The perfect chance

Have the blues

Be sad or depressed

Black sheep

A person who is a disgrace to a family or group