Idioms are expressions or sayings that mean something different than the literal words used. Here, is a list of the 50 Most Common and Important Daily Used Idioms. Here, you can also download the Most Important English idioms Commonly Used In Daily Language. These most important idioms are always used in day to day routine. These are given in the following order.
>>>Common English Idioms
1.. A blessing in disguise
seems bad but is actually good
Accidently registering for the wrong class was actually a blessing in disguise.
2. Actions speak louder than words
actions are more important than words
You say you love me but actions speak louder than words.
3. Big task on your hand
having something important to finish
My teacher gave me a new assignment, so I have a big task on my hands.
4. Break a leg
wishing someone to do well/ good luck
You will do fine on your presentation. Go break a leg out there.
5. Can’t stand (something)
to dislike something
I can’t stand having to do homework on a Sunday.
6. Check out that
give that a look
Check out that very cool looking car.
7. Close but no cigar
close but failed at the end
You got a 79% on the test. Almost a B…close but no cigar.
8. Don’t sweat it
don’t worry about it
You accidentally scratched my car but I don’t sweat it.
9. Driving me bananas
making me feel crazy
My very loud neighbours are driving me bananas.
10. Get out of town
I don’t believe you
Did you get an A in your Finance class? Get out of town!
11. Get over it
forget about the past
He broke up with his girlfriend but he needs to get over it.
12. Gone off track
forgot about your future goal
My friend really got off track because he failed three classes this semester.
13. Hands down
for certain the right answer
America is hands down the best place to study abroad.
14. Hang on a second
wait for a moment
Hang on a second…I am waiting for my laundry to finish.
15. Hang out
spend time with a friend
Joe and I hang out after class every week.
16. Have stumbled upon
to accidentally discover something
I stumbled upon a new restaurant while walking around downtown.
17. Hold your horses
Hold your horses. I am still eating my lunch.
18. I made a key decision
to make an important decision
I made a key decision to finish college.
19. Inside scoop
Hey give me the inside scoop on how you met John.
20. In the bag
will definitely happen
My baseball team will win the game. It is in the bag.