Improve your vocabulary with Idioms

  • Fish out of water - Being somewhere you don’t belong
  • Kettle of fish - Something is completely different
  • Get off your high horse - Quit thinking you are better than others
  • Hold your horses - Wait a minute
  • Horse of a different color - Something that is different
  • Let the cat out of the bag - Tell a secret
  • Curiosity killed the cat - Asking may get you in trouble
  • Cat got your tongue? - Why aren’t you talking?
  • Raining cats and dogs - It is raining very hard
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks - It’s harder for older people to learn new things
  • Hot dog - A person doing athletic stunts that are dangerous
  • Doggy bag - A bag to take home leftovers from a restaurant
  • A little birdie told me - Someone told me a secret
  • Bee in her bonnet - She is upset
  • Goose is cooked - Now you’re in trouble
  • For the birds - Something that is not worth anything
  • Birdbrain - Someone who is not very smart
  • But a bug in his ear - Make a suggestion
  • A bull in a china shop - someone who is very clumsy
  • Pig out - To eat a lot
  • Wolf in sheep’s clothing - A person who pretends to be nice but is not
  • Cry crocodile tears - To pretend to be upset
  • Make a mountain out of a molehill - Make something that is not important into a big deal

Compiled by Dennis Agaba