For idiomholics like Peony

an old blog post


since blogs are sorted based on Chronology or popularity, it is easier to post a link here for people who like idioms.  I haven't read it top to bottom yet but am sharing for those who are interested.

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  • After all, it takes two to tango! You can't take only her side in this situation.

    He is smart, in difficult situations he always finds a way to get the best of all possible worlds.


  • Is it mandatory to memorize about idiom to learn deeper about English? It just puts more albatross around my neck to comprehend much more about English. Too often make simple things, be more complicated would be one of hinders for me to cognize about English. I choose to pay more attention expand new words than memorize about idioms or heeding improvement for my grammar is over sufficient. Otherwise, for proficiency English test no more three questions or even less five questions.


    So, what for we must be pretending to focus for idiom to get bias impressions from people in digital world 🌎🤔? Perhaps happenstance, I meet a dozens of people who hungry to catch attention from internet 😉 I never have willingness to interfere their interest but quite dubious their basic intention. None of my business, though. As long as, SHE doesn't disseminate belligerent information to insinuate other's reputation even in cyber world and also real world. We often call it as defamation. It would never be fine 🙂😊 

    • Don't go trying to incite - it isn't called for and doesn't serve anyone well.

      You can learn idioms or not as you please but if you want to understand English at it's fullest you will have to learn idiomatic expressions as you come across them.  There are over 750 Phrasal Verbs for example.  Phrasal Verbs are idioms.  American speakers use a lot of similes, metaphors and idioms in both speach and writing. 

    • According your attachment, its full of amalgamation between idioms and phrasal Verbs. Idioms, only indigenous people can comprehend and rare use for talking with non English users. 

    • No.  Native English speakers don't usually stop to separate people into people who understand idioms and those who don't.  Teachers who teach speakers of other languages will usually be aware but most people simply speak as they would any other time.  And writers certainly do not try to avoid expressions.

      As a TESOL instructor, I would avoid using expressions with lower level students and purposely use them with higher.  Learning a language means learning how the native speakers use the language. I have no idea about your native language but every language I have experience learning even a little employs idioms and other native expressions that one needs to learn on their path to fluency.

    • That's so precise English is not my vernacular. Otherwise, quarreling or even disseminating false information is not of my cake. As mediocre English learner, I just try to simplify my English lessons technique as simple as I can. It doesn't matter to share my shallow perspective. My erstwhile comment was not intended to corner specific person. Thanks for superfluous feedbacks from you. -peace out-

  • It is all greek to me if I do not read its simple English version translation. Thanks for sharing, even though it's very rare to use idioms all over the writing.

    • No this was intentional BUT I once counted idioms while a friend of mine was speaking and I think he used over 20 in about 20 minutes.

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