10 English Idioms You Need to Know!
An idiom is a phrase or a group of words that has a metaphorical meaning. Next time, use these idioms to make you sound more like a native English speaker!
- Better Late than Never
Meaning: to arrive or to do something late is better than not at all.
e.g. I’m sorry for arriving late. But better late than never, right?
- Once in a Blue Moon
Meaning: very rarely, once in a very long time
e.g. Once in a blue moon, we can see fireflies in this area.
- A Piece of Cake
Meaning: very easy to do.
e.g. The exam was a piece of cake.
- Born with a Silver Spoon in One’s Mouth
Meaning: born into a wealthy or influential family, born with a lot of advantages.
e.g. She never has to worry about money, as she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
- Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They’re Hatched
Meaning: one’s should not make plans based on assumptions until it is certain to occur.
e.g. Even though the company promised to give you a big bonus, don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Wait until you get the bonus before buying a new house.
- The Big Picture
Meaning: a complete understanding or view of something.
e.g. Looking at the big picture can lead to the better decisions.
- Actions Speak Louder than Words
Meaning: words don’t mean a thing until you show actions towards what you’re meaning.
e.g. A leader does not tell his team how things should be done, he shows them. Actions speak louder than words.
- Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Meaning: be patient and calm, you will finally get what you want in due time.
e.g. In a way, good things come to those who wait as a hunter stalks prey.
- The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
Meaning: a really excellent invention.
e.g. Internet is one of the best things since sliced bread.
- Well Begun Is Half Done
Meaning: a good beginning makes it easier to do the rest.
e.g. Beginning is always the hardest, but remember, well begun is half done.
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