Identifying English Idioms

Are you bored during quarantine? If so, why not learn or review on your knowledge on English idioms? Feel free to look at the previous post on English idioms.  Here are more frequently used ones: “We will cross that bridge when we come to it.” Hearing this phrase for the first time, you ask “What bridge?” Figuratively, this phrase is often used to tell someone … Continue reading Identifying English Idioms

Daily Tidbit: Idiom

“Once in a blue moon” English has lots of moon-related idioms, including ‘to be over the moon’ (to be delighted) and ‘to ask for the moon’ (make excessive and impossible demands). The phrase once in a blue moon refers to something that doesn’t happen very often. A blue moon doesn’t actually refer to the color of the moon, but when we see a full moon twice … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Idiom

Daily Tidbit: “Take with a grain of salt”

Idiom of the Day: “Take with a grain of salt” Definition: To “take with a grain of salt” means to not take what someone says too seriously. You accept what they said, but also remain skeptical about the validity, or truth, of their statement. This idiom comes from the idea that food is more easily swallowed if taken with a small amount of salt. Example … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: “Take with a grain of salt”

Daily Tidbit: Idiom of the Week!

wolf in sheep’s clothing-  “Figuratively, anyone who disguises a ruthless nature through an outward show of innocence. JESUS taught his followers to “beware of false prophets , which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” – Cultural Literacy, What Every American Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.,Kett and Trefil Click the link to check out the definition for idiom. idiom Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Idiom of the Week!