Bear idioms

Bear idioms

Do you know what 'bring something to bear' means? What about 'bear the scars'? We assure you it's got nothing to do with the animal. Take a look at the following bear idioms and...
fish idioms

Fish Idioms

What does 'a big fish in a small pond' mean? What's the difference between 'big fish', 'small fish' and 'cold fish'? Let's find out more in this lesson on fish idioms. A big fish in...
egg idioms

Egg idioms and expressions

Eggs are part of the Easter tradition. In this lesson, we explore idioms and expressions involving eggs. To egg someone on To egg someone on can mean to encourage a person to do something silly. Their mates...
colurs idioms

Colours Idioms

Don’t be red-faced next time someone asks you a question about English. We’re exploring words and phrases about colour – learn them all and your friends will be green with envy! Going green In general, if...
friendship idioms

Friendship idioms

Take a look at some of the language we use to talk about our besties, mates and even our frenemies in this lesson on friendship idioms. Great mates In Australia, people often refer to friends as mates....
Number idioms

Number idioms

Have you come across numbers being used in spoken English to mean something more than describing quantities? Take a look at these number idioms in this lesson and learn how to use them. Second nature If...
Lights Idioms

Lights Idioms

What does 'light at the end of the tunnel' mean? What about 'guiding light' and 'giving the green light'? In this lesson, we explore more light idioms. Guiding light 'A guiding light' is someone who has...
Luck idioms

Luck idioms

Ever wondered what's the meaning of 'beginner's luck'? What about 'the luck of the draw' or 'lucky streak'? As luck would have it, we've got a lesson on luck idioms for you. Beginner’s luck This is...
MOON IDIOMS

Moon idioms

You are not asking for the moon if you want to learn some moon idioms. We are sure that you'll be over the moon once you know them all! Ask for the moon To ‘ask for the moon’ means to...
Gardening idioms

Gardening idioms

In this lesson on gardening idioms, find out how gardening words like 'nip' and 'sow' are used in daily conversation. Nip in the bud To nip something in the bud can mean to stop something at an early...
Animal idioms and sayings

Animal idioms and sayings

Do you know what 'an elephant in the room' means? What about 'when pigs fly'? Or 'what's good for the goose is good for the gander'? Learn more as we explain these idioms and...
Rat Idioms

Rat Idioms

Happy Lunar New Year! This year is the Year of the Rat. Do you know these rat idioms? To look like a drowned rat To look like a drowned rat is to be completely soaked. 'It was...

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