Sunday, 1 November 2009

Idioms

Idioms ( or idiomatic expressions) are typical of the natural way in which someone speaks or writes.
Check out the idioms below which contain either parts of the body or animals.

Why don´t you have a heart to heart with him and sort out your problems? ( have an honest conversation).
I'm pleased that you got the prize in the poetry competition, but don't let it go to your head. (don´t be too proud).
We had a whale of a time at the party last night. ( we had great fun).
I quite enjoy walking in the hill, but rock-climbing is a whole different kettle of fish. ( a completely different thing).

What other idioms can you think of with parts of the body or animals ?

7 comments:

  1. I find it very good to learn idiomatic expressions. They show how advanced your English is.
    Eduardo Gelli

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  2. For sure it will be very useful for all of us. I hope I can memorize all of them.
    Andrea Drewanz

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  3. It is very interesting cause I didn´t know that they have an expression like "go to your head" the same way we have here.
    Kelly Amorim

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  4. There's quite a variety of idioms, and it'll be very dificult to memorise all of them.
    Maria Hennies

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  5. It´s very good for us to know idioms, they show a very good range of vocabulary and they are important so that you sound closer to a native.
    Henrique Monsanto Pohl

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  6. I see eye to eye with Henrique because using idioms we are able to know for sure that we are speaking as the natives do.
    Lívia Menezes

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  7. does anybody know how to say: 'um pássaro na mão vale mais do que dois voando'?
    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    Amanda Resende. (x

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