Learning Article : 25 Popular And Modern English Idioms: Explained

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What is it about idioms that makes learning them so satisfying? This article should help you "step your English game up" with plenty of these popular expressions from everyday life.

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM
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I like it. Thanks!

To get in with some of these expressions and to hit the books I'm thinking about putting some of them into anki-cards, like on the front side - explanations with the examples where the very idioms will be missed and dotted and a field beneath to print the answer. And on the back side - the thorough examples to check with some audios from picked from the

As for "no-brainer" here in Russian we say "it's not a Newton's binom  -  подумаешь, Бином Ньютона!"

March 8, 2017

Your 2nd "face the music" example seems especially appropriate.

<ul style="font-size: 19.5px;"><li>Instead of complaining about my test score, I'm going to face the music and just study harder next time.</li></ul>

The "music" in this idiom may be the reversal of the sounds in the word "exam," pronounced eKSaM, that is, to face the consequences which probably involve an examination of your actions.

November 11, 2017
Thanks for sharing
July 22, 2017
Most of these idioms are good, but NOT all of them. Some of them are rarely used. 
July 22, 2017
In answer to Stephan's question - yes, all of those idioms are known in the UK. The only really American phrase in that list is "hit the books", which would be understood by most people in Britain but probably not used.
April 6, 2017
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