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List of L idioms

This list of L idioms includes many frequently used idiomatic expressions in American English. You'll find idioms from other letters of the alphabet here too!

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Common English Idioms & Examples

This list of common English Idioms starting with the letter "I" gives "in depth" definitions and examples. "In a nutshell," you'll learn a lot. Let's get started.

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Idiom: Scrape by (meaning & examples)

One meaning of the idiom "scrape by" is to only have enough money or resources to survive. Read the other definition and examples here...

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Learn American Idioms

We've got tons of American idioms with clear definitions and useful examples to make your life easier. You'll also find links to idiom examples on our blog.

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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: Take time off (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take time off" means to not work for a period of time. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom List of Important American Expressions

This idiom list provides many helpful definitions and examples. "Let's face facts" idioms are important so "don't drag your feet." Let's get started now!

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Idiom: Spring to someone's defense (meaning & examples)

The idiom "spring to someone's defense" means to immediately defend someone from verbal or physical attack. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom Meanings Explained

Want to understand idiom meanings? You'll find examples and a full explanation of what idioms are. There are some fun photos and exercises as well.

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Idiom: Take something out on someone (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take something out on someone" means to express frustration, anger, etc. at someone who didn’t cause these negative feelings. Here are some examples.

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Helpful English Idioms List & Examples

This English idioms list covers idioms starting with X, Y & Z. You don't have to learn them "by yourself"... "yours truly" is here to help.

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Idiom: Take someone back (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take someone back" means to resume a relationship with someone. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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English Idioms Starting with "C"

These English idioms start with the letter C. Feel like you’re “going in circles” learning idioms? “Check out” these idiom examples and images...

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All about the Present Simple Tense

Learn present simple tense form and usage including positive, negative and short forms as well as questions. Practice with fun exercises too.

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Idiom: Take someone down (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take someone down" means to remove someone from a position of power or control. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Take it easy (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take it easy" means to 1) to rest and relax or 2) to not become angry, agitated or upset about something. Here are some examples...

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Idiom: Leave someone at the alter

The idiom "leave someone at the alter" means to leave someone just before the marriage is supposed to happen. These examples will make the meaning clear...

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A Idioms

A idioms list: Here's a list of important idioms starting with the letter "a" with sentence examples and pictures to help you practice.

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Idiom: To a T (meaning & examples)

The idiom "to a T" means perfectly. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Learn sleep idioms : Infographic

This sleep idioms infographic includes common English expressions related to sleep. Learn "toss and turn," "dead to the world," "count sheep," and more!

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Idiom: Take up where someone left off (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take up where someone left off" means to continue doing something that someone else started. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Take the initiative (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take the initiative" means to be the first one to make an effort to do something. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Take someone aside (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take someone aside" to bring someone to a different area to privately speak with them. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Take over the reins (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take over the reins" means to take over control of something. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Take issue with (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take issue with" means to disagree with someone or something. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember.

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Idiom Site List & Essential Idioms

The best idiom site? I recommend the following websites and you can also find many popular idioms on this site too. Use the practice exercises, puzzles and drawings to help remember the meanings.

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Put these smoking / smoke idioms in your pipe and smoke 'em!

These 7 smoke idioms are frequently used in English and will expand your vocabulary. Download the smoke/smoking idioms infograph image for easy reference!

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Idiom: Take into account

The idiom "take into account" means to consider something as an important factor in a decision. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Talk someone through something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "talk someone through something" means to explain something in detail or explain how to do something step-by-step. Here are some examples.

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Idiom: Toot your own horn (meaning & examples)

The idiom "toot your own horn" means to boast or brag about your talents, successes or accomplishments. These examples will help you understand this phrase.

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Idiom: Touch base (meaning and examples)

The idiom "touch base" means to contact someone. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember...

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Idiom: Under one’s belt (meaning & examples)

The idiom "under one’s belt" means having the experience of doing something. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up against something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up against something" means being in opposition with something / someone. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up in the air (meaning and sentence examples)

The idiom "up in the air" means that something is not yet decided. Are you up in the air about studying idioms? They're a great way to expand your vocabulary!

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Idiom: Walk the walk (meaning & examples)

The idiom "walk the walk" means to show something by your actions (and not just by your words). Now review some sentence examples of this idiom...

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Idiom: Walk off with something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "walk off with something" means to leave with something you don't have permission to take. Here are some sentence examples of this idiom...

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Idiom: Wait and see (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wait and see" means to stay calm and delay making a decision or taking action until further information is available. Here are some sentence examples

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Idiom: Without question (meaning & examples)

The idiom "without question" means something is definite and there is no doubt. It's "without question" that learning idioms will help you understand English.

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Idiom: Work like a dog (meaning & examples)

The idiom "work like a dog" means to work very hard. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Shift gears (meaning & examples)

The idiom "shift gears" means to suddenly stop what you’re doing and do something else. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Stick one’s neck out (meaning & examples)

The idiom "stick one’s neck out" means to take a risk. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember.

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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: On short notice (meaning & examples)

The idiom "on short notice" means with a brief amount of warning. These sentence examples will help you understand and remember this phrase...

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Idiom: Rush hour (meaning & examples)

The idiom "rush hour" refers to a busy time when people are traveling to or from work. Here are some sentence examples of this idiom...

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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: A raw deal (meaning & examples)

The idiom "a raw deal" refers to unfair treatment in a situation. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Put something on ice (meaning & examples)

The idiom "put something on ice" means to delay something. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember...

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Idiom: A pat on the back (meaning & examples)

The idiom "a pat on the back" refers to praise or approval.

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Idiom: Play it by ear (meaning & examples)

The idiom "play it by ear" means to do something without preparation or practice. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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