Oftentimes when we speak, we use idioms to make a point.Idioms are used in many different languages for expression. Though it may be difficult to translate them from one language to another, we may still find ones that share the same basic meaning.
Learning idioms is important if you want to have normal, everyday conversations with native speakers on an informal level.The rules you learn for speech in the classroom do not always apply to the language of the streets, the clubs, the coffee shops, speaking with friends, etc.
Understanding idioms and knowing when to use will help you speak better and help you understand the different phrases you hear.Here are some of the most common idioms used in the English language.
A Chip On Your Shoulder: Being upset for something that happened in the past.
A Piece of Cake: A task that can be accomplished very easily.
Back To The Drawing Board: When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.
Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: To take on a task that is way to big.
Down To The Wire: Something that ends at the last minute or last few seconds.
Go The Extra Mile: Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand.
Hit The Nail on the Head: Do something exactly right or say something exactly right.
Mumbo Jumbo: Nonsense or meaningless speech
Out Of The Blue: Something that suddenly and unexpectedly occurs.
Rain check: An offer or deal that is declined right now but willing to accept later.