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37 of the Most Common English Idioms

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

In this TakeLessons video, I explain the meanings of 37 common English idioms. You'll not only learn how to pronounce these idioms in English, but also how to use them in everyday conversation.

Have you heard the idiom, "It's raining cats and dogs?" American English speakers tend to use this idiom a lot. But what does it mean? And how can you use it in your everyday speech?

Idioms are expressions that are not to be taken literally. They have a different meaning than their words taken separately express.

Native English speakers use idioms every day in their speech. They use them as a colorful way describe something or someone.

Learning idioms is a great way to speak like a native English speaker. It’s a good idea to try to learn one or two idioms a week and practice using them when speaking with others. It will help you connect better with other English speakers.

Here are just a few examples of the American idioms you'll learn in this lesson:

  • Two peas in a pod - two people who are always together, or very alike

  • Give someone the cold shoulder - to intentionally ignore someone

  • Spill the beans - to reveal a secret

Keep watching to hear each of these funny phrases along with examples, and then practice them on your own to sound more like a native speaker.

Of course, if you ever need accent reduction lessons, want to brush up on your English grammar, or need to learn English from the beginning, I'm available in person at my Eastlake, Chula Vista studio or online via video chat. Contact me directly, check out my Facebook page, or visit my TakeLessons page for more info.

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