2 ?refers to a phrase or expression that cannot be understood by knowing what the individual words in the phrase mean . An idiom is an expression that has a meaning apart from the meanings of its individual words.
4 ENGLISH IDIOMS A big mouth 1 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:My brother has such a big mouth, he told everything I said to our mother.
5 ENGLISH IDIOMS By heart 2 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:I know all my friends’ telephone numbers by heart. I never have to look in the telephone book.
6 ENGLISH IDIOMS To cost an arm and a leg 3 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Everything in that fancy departement store costs an arm and a leg. I can’t afford to by anything there, not even a pencil.
7 ENGLISH IDIOMS To have a sweet tooth 4 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:I know you have a sweet tooth, so I bought you a box of chocolates.
8 ENGLISH IDIOMS Head over heals in love 5 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Pam and Tony are head over heals in love. They are planning to get married.
9 ENGLISH IDIOMS A long face 6 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Becuase Judy didn’t get an invitation to the party, she walked around with a long face since yesterday.
10 ENGLISH IDIOMS Nosey 7 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Every time I go out, I notice my nosey neibours watching me. They must know everything about me.
11 ENGLISH IDIOMS A pain in the neck 8 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Waiting for the bus on the cold, winding corner is a pain in the neck.
12 ENGLISH IDIOMS To pull someone’s leg 9 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Tomorrow is not a holiday. Don’t believe John. He is just pulling your leg.
13 ENGLISH IDIOMS To see eye to eye 10 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Lucy and Dick never argue. They see eye to eye on almost everything.
14 ENGLISH IDIOMS To shake a leg 11 EXAMPLE: THE MEANINGTHE MEANINGEXAMPLE:Shake a leg! We have to be at school in twenty minutes.
15 ENGLISH IDIOMS A big mouth 1 ? A person who talks too much and does not keep secrets.
17 ENGLISH IDIOMSTo cost an arm and a leg3To be very expensive.
18 ENGLISH IDIOMSTo have a sweet tooth.4To like sweet food very much.
19 ENGLISH IDIOMSHead over heals in love5Very much in love
20 ENGLISH IDIOMSA long face6?A sad, dissatified expression.
21 ENGLISH IDIOMSnosey7Always wanting to know other people’s business and what other people are doing.
22 ENGLISH IDIOMS A pain in the neck 8 Something or someone that annoys or bothers a person
23 ENGLISH IDIOMS To pull someone’s leg 9 ? To joke, to kid or trick somebody
24 ENGLISH IDIOMSTo see eye to eye10?To agree completely
25 ENGLISH IDIOMSTo shake a leg11To hurry up, move faster.
26 Last year my English class was full of characters Last year my English class was full of characters. That's a polite way of saying it had some unusual people that I'll never forget. One student was such a hard worker that he learned all the idioms in our book by heart. He was always saying things like "I'm on cloud nine," or "I'm green with envy." We never knew if he meant what he said or if he was just practicing English. Another student had a sweet tooth. She would bake lots of breads and cakes and bringthem to every class for us to share during breaks. Two students met in the class and fell head over heels in love. We were all invited to their wedding and had a great time. Then there was a student who was always pulling someone's leg. For example, one day before class, he put a long homework assignment on the board and made us think that the teacher had given it. We all had long faces until the teacher came in. Then we realized that someone had played a joke on us.
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