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Idiom: A man of few words (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "a man of few words" with examples. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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As Cool as a Cucumber Idiom

The idiom 'as cool as a cucumber' means to be calm and relaxed. Click here for many sentence examples to help easily understand the meaning of this phrase.

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Head in the sand idiom (meaning and examples)

The idioms 'head in the sand' means to ignore or refuse to think about a problem or something unpleasant. These examples help you learn how to use this phrase.

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Idiom: A drop in the bucket (meaning & examples)

Learn the meaning of 'drop in the bucket' and other idioms with fun pictures and lots of example sentences. It's fun and easy!

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Caught with One's Pans Down Idiom

Look at this picture showing the meaning of the caught with one's pants down idiom and you won't easily for get it. There are many fun lessons here so c'mon in!

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Idiom: Raining Cats and Dogs (meaning & examples)

If it's 'raining cats and dogs' then it's raining a lot. Here are many different sentence examples to help you remember this idiom and use it correctly.

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Idiom bear fruit: Meaning and sentence examples

The idiom "bear fruit" means to produce a desired result. Studying idioms will bear fruit for your vocabulary. Click here for more examples of this idiom...

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Heart of Gold Idiom

A 'heart of gold' idiom refers to a person who is kind, caring and generous. Here are more than 10 sentence examples of this idiom...

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Idiom: Apple of someone's eye (meaning and examples)

The idiom "apple of someone's eye" is someone or something that is very important to someone. Click here to read examples of this idiom...

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Hour idioms: Four commonly used English expressions

Learn several hour idioms that are frequently used in everyday English. You can also find hundreds of other idioms here with helpful pictures and examples.

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Idiom: a little bird told me

The idiom 'a little bird told me' is used to say that you got information from someone but you're not going to say who that person is. Here are some examples.

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Idiom: a ton of Idiom

The idiom 'a ton of' means a large amount of something. We've got a ton of sentence examples of this idiom to help you remember this popular idiom...

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Idiom: Barking up the wrong tree (meaning & examples)

The idiom "barking up the wrong tree" means doing something that won't produce the result wanted. These examples will make the meaning of this phrase clear...

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Idiom: Bird’s-eye view (meaning & examples)

The idiom "bird’s-eye view" means to have a view of something as seen from above. These examples will help you easily understand and remember this idiom...

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Idiom: Blind as a bat (meaning and examples)

The idiom "blind as a bat" means to not be able to see or to not see well. These examples will help you easily understand and remember this idiom...

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Idiom

Learn what the "best thing since sliced bread" means as well as other popular English idioms. It's fun and free!

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Bore the Pants Off Idiom

Learn the meaning of 'bore the pants off' and other idioms with fun pictures and lots of example sentences. It's fun and easy!

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Idiom: On the ball (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'on the ball' means to be alert, focused and able to react to something quickly. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Pig out (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'pig out' means to eat too much of something at one time. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Put a sock in it (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'put a sock in it' is a rude way of telling someone to stop talking or be quiet. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Kick In: Idiom Meaning & Examples

One of the meanings of the idiom 'kick in' is to start to operate or become effective. Click here for the second meaning and lots of sentence examples...

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Idiom: Leave a paper trail (meaning & examples)

Leave a paper trail refers to a series of written documents that show what someone did or how something happened. These examples will make the meaning clear...

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Idiom: Money pit (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'a money pit' means something that costs a lot of money over time. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: In the wake of something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "in the wake of something" means happening after or as a result of something (usually something bad). Here are 10 sentence examples of this idiom.

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English Emotions Vocabulary

Knowing emotions vocabulary can be very helpful. Are you feeling amused or determined or resentful? You'll be delighted to learn these English vocabulary words!

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Idiom: A race against time (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'race against time' is a situation where someone must finish something quickly, in a limited amount of time. Here are some examples of this phrase...

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Shapes Vocabulary

This shapes vocabulary includes pictures and a video to help with correct pronunciation. Also get your free puzzles ebook to practice vocabulary on 25 topics.

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Idiom: Recharge your batteries (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'recharge your batteries' means to rest or relax in order to get energy back to do things again. Check out these sentence examples...

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Idiom: Wait tables (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wait tables" means to serve customers food and beverages in a restaurant or cafe. These examples will make the meaning clear...

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Idiom: Wait out something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wait out something" means to let time pass until something ends. These sentence examples will make the meaning clearer...

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Idiom: Wait on someone (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wait on someone" means to serve someone, especially in a restaurant or store. These sentence examples will make the meaning clear...

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Idiom: There's safety in numbers (meaning & examples)

The idiom "there's safety in numbers" means that being in a group offers more safety or protection than when alone. Here are some examples of this phrase.

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How to decode text lingo

Chat or text lingo can be really difficult to understand for English learners. Here's why, plus common examples and strategies for decoding this language.

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Idiom: Up to one's eyeballs (meaning and examples)

The idiom "up to one's eyeballs" means to have a very large amount of something to do or be very busy with something. Here are some sentence examples...

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Idiom: You’re toast (meaning & examples)

The idiom "you’re toast" means you’re in trouble. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember.

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Get free learning English advice every Wednesday

Every Wednesday I dish out free learning English tips and advice. Got a question? Maybe I've got the perfect answer! Don't miss out...

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English Text Speak: Help for ESL Learners

English text speak can be difficult for those learning English because many of these shorthand terms are slang. Here's how to decode text speech.

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Learn English Listening Tips, Tricks & Exercises

Learn English listening practice exercises are available here to help you develop this very important skill. With these easy tips you'll have fun too!

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Learn English video featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen

A cool learn English video featuring Brazilian babe Gisele Bundchen, who explains how she learned English on the streets of New York when she just arrived in the city at 16 years old.

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Idiom: Scare the pants off

The idiom "scare the pants off" means to frighten someone a lot. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember.

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Idiom: Sleep on it (meaning and examples)

The idiom 'sleep on it' means to wait until the next day, to think carefully before making an important decision. Here are some examples of this idiom...

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Idiom: Straight from the horse's mouth (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'straight from the horse's mouth' means hearing something directly from the person who knows the most about something. Here are some examples.

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Idiom: Tighten one's belt (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'tighten one's belt' means to spend less than usual in order to save money. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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To Score Something Idiom: Meaning and examples

Learn the meaning of the "to score something idiom" and other idiomatic expressions with fun pictures and lots of example sentences. It's fun and easy!

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Idiom: Take to someone / something (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'take to someone' means to start to like someone (or doing something). These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Happy hour (meaning & examples)

The idiom "happy hour" means a period of time in the early evening when drinks are sold cheaply in a bar. Here are some sentence examples of this idiom...

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Idiom: In good hands (meaning & examples) idiom in good hands

The idiom "in good hands" means being taken care of or managed very carefully. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: See eye to eye (meaning and examples)

The idiom "see eye to eye" means to agree with someone about something. It's often used in the negative form. Here are several sentence examples...

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Idiom: Wear the pants (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wear the pants" means to be the dominant partner in a relationship. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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