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Learn to use some idioms in your writing

Ok, readers, I'd like to put something forward!

You may have probably noticed that I've been trying to use more idioms in my writing (blogs, comments,etc) recently. You may make nothing of it or some idioms may mean nothing to you. But I'd like to put it plainly that I go along with you here: There is no point in using too many idioms in a paragraph. Sorry if I'm driving you up the wall or if I put my foot in my mouth.

But when it comes to learning English, what I just said may make sense. Maybe you're trying to learn some idioms just like I am doing or you might have learned some collocations, verb tenses, phrasal verbs, and the like. If so, why not try to remember some idioms and use them in your writing now and then?

What's your favorite idiom? You could share it with the world in the comments below. If you share one, just try to make a sentence with it or write out its meaning for us. Then I'll take off my hat to you! Keep the ball rolling and have fun!

PS: It may sound a little difficult to you. You can buy an 'idiom book', try to read it and share some idioms with us. Day by day, you'll get used to idioms. 'Rome wasn't built in a day!'

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Comment by Expector Smith on July 8, 2015 at 22:45


Great! It's not always easy-peasy, though. Thanks!

Comment by Daniel on July 8, 2015 at 15:22

 I love idioms. Here go a few ones I know:

This music is as cool as cucumber.

Coming to this village in the mountains was a piece of cake.

You made my day when taking me to see my parents in Australia.

Comment by Expector Smith on July 6, 2015 at 7:15


Thanks for the comment. Yes, idioms can be so fun to learn or use. Try to use some in your writing!

Comment by Onee-chan on July 6, 2015 at 0:21

I should get used to idioms.

Comment by Onee-chan on July 6, 2015 at 0:20

Thanks Expector,,

Now it becomes easy for me to understand the idioms you used, although I've never heard some of them before. I have grammar book which contains of many idioms, but I never try to use it.hehe... Thanks again for the lesson. :)

Comment by Expector Smith on May 21, 2014 at 22:32

Thanks, Tom.

Sometimes we just need a suitable idiom for what we need to express. 

Comment by Expector Smith on May 21, 2014 at 15:29
Thanks, Mr.Bob.
Comment by Mr. Bob on May 21, 2014 at 2:12

Right on the mark, Expector. This blog hit it out of the ballpark.

My latest blog was geared toward getting our members to make more use of the wonderful English Club resources. Many of them haven't really explored much beyond our social networking side.

Comment by Expector Smith on July 25, 2013 at 23:13

Thanks noasl!

Comment by noaslpls on July 25, 2013 at 2:26

Hi Expector Smith .. yes, you're right. Using idioms in writing do make it more interesting. Thank you for the tips.

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