50 Most Common English Idioms and Phrases (With Examples)
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.
list of the 50 Most Common and Important Daily Used Idioms
21. I was knocked on my heels
I was surprised
I was knocked on my heels when I realized I got the job.
22. I’ll toss it around
to casually suggest an idea to people
I am tossing around the idea of having a party this weekend.
23. I’m feeling blue
to feel sad
I failed my test today, I’m really feeling blue.
24. I’m out
I have to go to a meeting, I’m out!
25. In the nick of time
when something happens at the last possible moment
The firefighter saved the baby from the burning building in the nick of time.
26. It’s all flooding back to me
beginning to remember something you once forgot
When I saw my childhood bicycle memories all came flooding back to me.
27. Kick the bucket
to die/no longer work
Yesterday my phone kicked the bucket.
28. Kill two birds with one stone
accomplish two things at once
You can kill two birds with one stone by checking email and study at the library.
Jason is not very excited, he is laid back.
30. Last shot
The final exam is my last shot to get an A in the class.
31. Leading someone on
having someone believe something that isn’t true
Why do you keep telling Amy you like her, you are just leading her on.
32. Lend a hand
help someone out
I see those grocery bags are very heavy, can I lend you a hand?
33. Let it ride
to allow something to remain as it is
I don’t like my schedule for next semester, but I’m going to let it ride.
34. Let’s boogie on out
let’s all leave together
The bar is closing, let’s boogie on out.