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Idioms & proverbs 1 Idioms, Proverbs & Adages. idioms & proverbs 2 Idiom An idiom is a group of words which have a different meaning when used together.

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1 idioms & proverbs 1 Idioms, Proverbs & Adages

2 idioms & proverbs 2 Idiom An idiom is a group of words which have a different meaning when used together from the one they would have if you took the meaning of each word individually. Popular expressions that dont always mean what one would expect.

3 idioms & proverbs 3 Proverbs & Adages A proverb or adage is a short sentence that people often quote, which gives advice or tells you something about life. Popular expressions that give advice or wisdom.

4 idioms & proverbs 4 Idioms 1. A piece of cake: very easy to do I can fix your car in ten minutes. Its a piece of cake! 2. Spill the beans: to tell a secret Pierre spilled the beans and told me about the surprise party. 3. Put ones foot in ones mouth: to say something embarrassing Think before you speak so you dont put your foot in your mouth. 4. Green with envy: very jealous When I won the prize, all my friends were green with envy.

5 idioms & proverbs 5 Proverbs & Adages 1. Actions speak louder than words: What a person actually does is more important than what they say they will do. 2. Beauty is only skin deep: A persons character is more important than their appearance. 3. Better late than never: It is better to do something, even if its late, than to not do it at all.


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