Use this holiday to learn idioms and how to use them in a conversation

Piece of cake

Meaning: something that is easy to do.

Example: Making the paper boat is a piece of cake.

A hot potato

Meaning: a controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with.

Example: Abusing and fighting in my school is like a hot potato.

Once in a blue moon

Meaning: very rarely.

Example: I go to meet my grandfather only once in a blue moon, he lives in farm house.

A bed of roses

Meaning: easy option.

Example: Taking care of my younger sister is not a bed of roses, she is very silly.

When pigs fly

Meaning: something that will never happen or impossible.

Example: William can keep quiet only when pigs fly.

Devil’s advocate

Meaning: one who presents a counter argument.

Example: Hey! Jack don’t be a devil’s advocate, mind your own business.

Miss the boat

Meaning: miss the chance.

Example: It was a drawing competition and Peter missed the boat.

Apple of eye

Meaning: someone very precious or dear.

Example: Every kid is the apple of eye of their parents in the world.

Compiled by Dennis Agaba