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An idiom, or idiomatic phrase, is a phrase established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words, or simply, their meaning is metaphorical and not literal.

These can be hard to learn, so for those familiar with idioms, please share some of your favorite english idioms, and their meanings.

I'll get the ball rolling -(an idiom meaning to get things started):)

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When will you get the ball rolling?  =)

I think there must be interesting stories behind the idiomatic phrases, yes? I am eager to know them~

I am waiting for your imput!

I know that you already know quite a few idioms! what is your favorite?

My favorite? Hard to say! Cant I love them all? hhhhh

Adam's Apple

The Augean Stable

Under the Rose

Greek Gift

Swan Song

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Hello, Dayne

First, I’d like thank you for coming up with this wonderful idea! Speaking personally, using idioms in our daily writing and speech is akin to adding colour to a plain canvas. I just love to do it all the time! 

Interestingly, many of our fellow club members have posted variant forms of this activity before. As a matter of fact, I shared this common interest for idioms with my own variation through my BLOG! Believe me, our friends contributed more than 400 idioms, proverbs, etc. Nonetheless, it would be worth our while doing it again and again. Thus, you deserve a round of applause for your effort which has given us yet another opportunity to learn idioms in a fun way. Thanks again! Okay, let’s get the show on the road. Here’s mine: 

Idiom.....:   be in the same boat

Meaning:   to be in the same difficult situation

Example.:   Dayne, I can understand your agony as we are in the same boat.

thanks for the fantastic feedback.

I will be sure to do some digging through the forum, to try and find the related posts that you pointed out.


My pleasure, Dayne!

Hope many will come forward and post their idioms for our mutual benefit. Ciao!


Come on guys, we have already broken the ice

Idiom ; like water off a duck's back

Meaning; people aren't affected by something

Example; See John over there, he was yelled at the other day but he doesnt care, its like water off a duck's back.

Nice one!

Cheers Shane.

Idiom ; like water off a duck's back

Meaning; people aren't affected by something

Example; See Mickey over there? She was warned not to eat much the other day but she doesnt care, its like water off a duck's back.

Idiom ; let the cat out of the bag

Meaning; to tell something that is a secret when you are not suppose to

Example; The get together was suppose to be a secret, but John let the cat out of the bag.

Idiom: Zero hour
Meaning: a decisive moment
Example: Now it comes to the zero hour, boys and girls, cheer up!

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