The Colourful World of Idioms

Idioms are those phrases that have a meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words.

Take “to be in hot water”, for example. It means “to be in trouble.” It has nothing to do with water!

So you can see how idioms are difficult to understand, and learn, for non-native speakers of English.

However, idioms are a part of everyday language in the English-speaking world.

So if you want to build rapport with native speakers and make your conversations more interesting, you might like to learn some.

If you’re interested, you’ll find 100 common idioms on FLS’s website here

 

 

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