Sunday, 1 November 2009


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 ?


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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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