Common American Idioms

This List of common American Idioms and sayings (in everyday conversational English), can help to speak English by learning English idiomatic expressions. This is a list, which contains exactly 100 of the most common idioms and their meaning. Learning common everyday English idioms will help you fit in with most situations whether it’s at a basketball game, over a beer, studying or going out on a hot date.The key to understanding English idioms is never to look at them or read them in a literal sense – the words just won’t make sense together. Instead, you need to learn them in context so you can understand their true meaning.

So you’re in an American bar.

It’s loud, but you can make out what people are saying.

You hear a fellow drinker talking about hitting books…

…another is talking about twisting someone’s arm…

…and it sounds like someone’s been stabbed in the back.

What the heck is going on?

You scratch your head and wonder why you’re still lost even though you can translate the words.

Well, you’ve just had your first introduction to English idioms.

Idiom 1 in touch

iDIOM 02 TAKE it easy

Idiom 3 piece of cake

Idiom 4 on the ball

Idiom 05 under the weather

Idiom 06 once in a blue moon

Idiom 07 be all ears

Idiom 08 hit the sack

Idiom 9 an arm and a leg

Idiom 10 sit on the fence

Idiom 11 up in the air

Idiom 12 a little bird told me

Idiom 13 a needle in haystack

Idiom 14 A penny for your thoughts

Idiom 15 a short fuse

Idiom 16 a stone throw

Idiom 17 actions speak louder than words

Idiom 18 Add insult to injury

Idiom 19 blow smoke

Idiom 20 at the drop of a hat

Idiom 21 back to the drawing board

Idiom 22 bark up the wrong tree

Idiom 23 be glad to see the back of

Idiom 24 beat around the bus

Idiom 25 bend over backwards

Idiom 26 best of both worlds

Idiom 27 best thing since slided bread

Idiom 28 bite off more than you can chew

Idiom 29 love is blind

Idiom 30 not someone cup of tea

Idiom 31 blow of steam

Idiom 32 bread and button

idiom 34 bring home the bacon

idiom 35 to burn the midnight's oil

Idiom 36 call it a day

Idiom 37 cant judge a book by its cover

Idiom 38 cash cow

idiom 39 cat got someone tongue

Idiom 40 chin up

Idiom 41 cross the bridge when you come to it

Idiom 42 cry over spilt milk

Idiom 43 cry wolf

Idiom 44 curiousity killed the cat

Idiom 45 cut corners

Idiom 46 cut the mustard

Idiom 47 cut to the chase

Idiom 48 dont put all your egg into one basket

Idiom 49 draw the line

Idiom 50 Drive someone up the wall

Idiom 51 Drop someone a line

Idiom 52 eager beaver

Idiom 53 Easier said than done

Idiom 54 Every cloud has a silver lining

Idiom 55 Face the Music

Idiom 56 Far Cry From

Idiom 57 Fed up with

Idiom 58 Find Someone's feet

Idiom 59 It's not rocket science

Idiom 60 Get the ball rolling

Idiom 61 Go the extra mile

Idiom 62 Hit the books

Idiom 63 Hit the nail on the head

Idiom 64 in the nick of time

Idiom 65 It takes two to tango

Idiom 66 jump on the bandwagon

Idiom 67 Keep something at bay

Idiom 68 Kill two birds with one stone

Idiom 69 Know (something) like the back of one's hand

Idiom 70 let sleeping dogs lie

Idiom 71 let the cat out of the bag

Idiom 72 Make long story short

Idiom 73 Loose Touch

Idiom 74 Miss the boat

Idiom 75 Not be caught dead

Idiom 76 not playing with a full deck

Idiom 77 Off one's rocker

Idiom 78 Once in a while

Idiom 79 Out of the Blue

Idiom 81 Pitch in

Idiom 82 put the cart before the horse

Idiom 83 ring a bell

Idiom 84 pull someone's leg

Idiom 85 Rule of thumb

Idiom 86 Run on fumes

Idiom 87 See eye to eye

Idiom 88 be sick and tired of

Idiom 89 Sit tight

Idiom 90 Speak of the devil

Idiom 91 Stab someone in the back

Idiom 92 Steal someone's thunder

Idiom 93 Straight from the horse's mouth

Idiom 94 Take with a grain of salt

Idiom 95 the ball is in your court

Idiom 96 Thumbs Up

Idiom 97 Twist someone’s arm

Idiom 98 When pigs fly

Idiom 99 Whole nine yards

Idiom 100.Your guess is as good as mine

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