Idioms

Idioms: Random Idiom Game – Learn American English

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Learn ENGLISH IDIOMS that are unique to American culture.
Idioms cannot be easily understood or translated just based on the literal definition of words.
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Easter Idioms – Pascha or Resurrection Sunday Holiday

Easter Idioms

A happy bunny
Satisfied person or animal

A good egg
Good guy or a kind person

To put all your eggs in one basket
Do not concentrate all efforts and resources in one area

To egg someone on
To encourage someone to do something foolish

To walk or tread on egg shells
To try very hard not to upset someone

A chicken and egg situation
It is impossible to decide which of two things caused the other one

Pull a rabbit out of the hat
To solve a problem by doing something very clever and unexpected.

A heavy cross to bear
To have a difficult responsibility that must be handled on one’s own

To be a doubting Thomas
A doubting Thomas is a skeptic who refuses to believe without direct personal experience

Funny Christmas Related Idioms

Funny Christmas Related Idioms

Christmas comes but once a year
Use this opportunity to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

White Christmas
A Christmas day with a snow

Good things come in small packages
Something does not to be big in order to be good

The more the merrier
More people will make something more enjoyable

Thanksgiving Idioms

thanksgivings turkey

I’m stuffed.
Eat too much food

Go cold turkey
Fast but unpleasant method of stopping an addictive habit

Count your blessings
To be grateful for the good things in your life

A blessing in disguise
Bad or unlucky but is actually good

Talk turkey
Talk honestly and directly

A Mixed Blessing
A situation that has disadvantages as well as advantages

Gobble Up
To eat something in its entirety very quickly

The Rest Is Gravy
Very easy and straightforward to complete

A gravy train
An easy way of earning a lot of money

Food coma
Feeling of sleepiness experienced after eating too much food

Happy Thanksgiving!

What’s ‘Big fish in a small pond’?

The phrases are often used to convey the degree of ambition a person holds.
Those with wider ambitions swim among the more numerous but relatively less influential ‘small fish’.

What does “like herding cats” mean?

The phrase herding cats comes from the common saying that something involving coordination of many different groups or people is as difficult as herding cats.

An idiom denoting a futile attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are inherently uncontrollable – as in the difficulty of attempting to command a large number of cats into a group (herd).

Idiom: Mumbo Jumbo

Idiom: Mumbo Jumbo

Nonsense or meaningless speech.

Unnecessarily involved and incomprehensible language.

Idiom: Loose Cannon

Idiom: Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon:
Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.

Idiom: Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer:
The hottest days of the summer season.

Idiom: Buy A Lemon

Idiom: Buy A Lemon

Buy A Lemon:
To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.

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