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Your favorite English idioms

Hello everyone! Tell me please about your favorite English idioms. What idioms you use in your own speak?
Tell me please, about history appearing of these expressions, if you know.

Recently I heard course “English through illustration” by Suzannah Garden.
In this course Suzannah told about different idioms. It was very interesting. I like especially the idiom: “to play it by ear”. It meaning don’t build plans, act on circumstances.

May 26, 2020 1:18 PM
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Hi Надежда,

Some typical English idioms I use regularly are:

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Your guess is as good as mine.

I have put cleaning the car on the long finger.

You can say that again.

Once in a blue moon.

When pigs fly....

We all want the best of best worlds.
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That's a piece of cake.

That cost an arm and a leg.

You can't have your cake and eat it.




May 26, 2020
I use hands down sometime,
Meryl streep is the greatest actress of our generation hands down
I use change of heart, have mixed feeling, hold your horses 
May 26, 2020
a square peg in a round hole
horses for courses
to stick one's oar in
this is water under the bridge
the early bird catches the worm

May 26, 2020



Im over the moon
Butterfly in my stomuch
Cold fish
Coulda shoulda woulda
Sick and tired
Roll with this
No big deal
Are u nut or what?

I use this words.

May 26, 2020
"Whatever floats you're boat"

I use that a lot. :-)
May 26, 2020
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