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Examples of Idioms


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-11 12:16:50
An idiom is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is comprehended in regard to a common use of that expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.

Examples of idioms:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: It is better to retain a particular thing that one already has rather than taking risk to get more. Such a behavior can lead to a person losing everything that he possesses.
At the drop of a hat: The willingness to take action urgently is displayed through this idiom.
Bite your tongue: The act of avoiding conversation is exhibited through this expression.
Blood is thicker than water: This idiom indicates that family bonds always prove to be important/significant.
Curiosity killed the cat: The behavior of being overtly curious can lead to a person getting caught into dangerous situations.
Don"t count your chickens before they hatch: If one is not sure about the end result, he/she must not engage himself/herself into making predictions or rely on the possible outcome.
Every cloud has a silver lining: No matter, how worse the situation is, there is always a possibility for better times to arrive.
Great minds think alike: Intelligent people have a similar way of thinking.
Haste makes waste: Those tasks handled without patience and in a hurry end up in a mess.
Hit the nail on the head: To do a particular thing exactly in manner it should be done.
Icing on the cake: This expression is used in reference with something that adds to the joy or happiness experienced due to an earlier thing/event.

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