Definition of Idiom
An Idiom is a word or phrase which means something different from it's literal meaning. Idioms are common phrases or terms whose meaning is changed, but can be understood by their popular use.
Twenty One Most Popular Idioms with Meanings and Examples
Best of Both Worlds
Meaning- A situation where one can enjoy the benefits of two very different things or opportunities at the same time.
Sentence- Every weekend Mohit comes to his home from the boarding school, Mohit is really lucky to have the best of both worlds.
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
Sentence- My former boss was rude to me, I learned to deal with rude people while working with him. I think that every cloud has a silver lining.
Killing Two Birds with One Stone
Sentence- I killed two birds with one stone as I watched a movie last Sunday and after that also visited my friend who lives near the movie theatre.
Caught Red Handed
Sentence-The shop keeper caught a shoplifter red handed when he was trying to steal goods from his shop.
Go The Extra Mile
Meaning-To make extra effort to get it done.
Sentence- Sara is going the extra mile to get good marks in her annual exams.
Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Meaning-People of same type or having same interests generally spend time together.
Sentence- Ali and Rohan are very good in studies and they both have interest in sports too. No wonder they hang out together most of the time like the birds of a feather flock together.
To hit the nail on the head
Meaning- To describe a situation exactly, especially a problem or a solution.
Sentence- Prime minister hit the nail on the head when he launched a scheme to save and educate the girl child.
To break the ice
Meaning- To get over the difficulties in starting a conversation with someone.
Sentence- He tried to break the ice by asking her about her favorite hobbies.
Sentence- Hope you win the competition, I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Action Speaks Louder than words
Meaning- It is better to act rather than speak about your intentions and feelings.
Sentence-Reema really cares for her mother, she helps her in the household activities, after all action speaks louder than words.
The Ball is in Your Court
Sentence- I have kept my point of view on this issue, now the ball is in your court.
Meaning- Pretending feeling sad or upset when you do not really feel that way.
Sentence- Sometimes she sheds crocodile tears to take the attention of her parents.
Meaning- Telling a lie about when you don't want to hurt somebody's feeling.
Sentence-Maria told a white lie to her brother that she was not angry with him though she was not happy about what he had done.
Every Coin Has Two Sides
Meaning- There are two sides of everything, one is positive and one is negative.
Sentence- Globalisation is good for mankind but just as we know that every coin has two sides, it has brought some bad effects too.
Have A Blast
Sentence- "Have a blast!Hope you enjoy the picnic.", daddy said to the
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side
On Cloud Nine
Meaning- To be extremely happy
Sentence- My daughter got admission in her favorite college, she is on cloud nine these days.
The icing on the cake
Meaning- Something really good that makes a good situation even better.
Sentence- The food was awesome and prices were reasonable. Moreover they served us a free dessert ,that was definitely the icing on the cake.
Bed of Roses
Sentence- Do you think that a house wife's job is a bed of roses?
Make A long Story Short
Meaning- To speak to the point leaving the details out, telling what you are saying in a shorter way.
Sentence- To Make a long story short, I really had a great day.
Eat Like a Horse
Meaning- To eat a lot of food
Sentence- I am so hungry, I am going to eat like a horse tonight.