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Antonio安东
English IDIOMS
Hi everyone. I’m doing an online lesson of idioms for my students and I’m curious what idioms do you use most? Which are your favorite? Which have you heard of but you don’t know the meaning? Which are difficult to use?




Apr 27, 2020 5:56 PM
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Hi Antonio,
one of my favorite Idiom is "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!". Just because I'm struggling with my "English Passive" but I don't give up!
April 27, 2020
Some of my favorites are:
All over the map.
Hang in there.
Bite the bullet.
It's not rocket science or It's not brain surgery.
Two shakes of a lambs tail.
He's/She's the bees knees.
That's (not) my cup of tea.
You're nuts.
(That') Baloney.
Don't let the cat our of the bag.
What a peach.
One tough cookie.


April 27, 2020
Hi Antonio,
There are some basic, essential phrasal verb idioms, like keep in touch with someone, where native speakers of English would find other more formal phrases to be odd-sounding.

A very valuable idiom/phrasal verb is come across something, which has the meaning of “encounter”, or (as students often say) “meet”. I came across a new word in that article you gave me.




April 27, 2020
Antonio安东
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish