English idioms

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush What you have is worth more than what you might have later by itself A penny for your thoughts Tell me what you’re thinking by itself A penny saved is a penny earned Money you save today you can spend later by itself A perfect storm the worst possible situation as part of a sentence A picture is worth 1000 words Better to show than tell by itself Actions speak louder than words Believe what people do and not what they say by itself Add insult to injury To make a bad situation worse as part of a sentence Barking up the wrong tree To be mistaken, to be looking for solutions in the wrong place as part of a sentence Birds of a feather flock together People who are alike are often friends (usually used negatively) by itself Bite off more than you can chew Take on a project that you cannot finish as part of a sentence Break the ice Make people feel more comfortable as part of a sentence By the skin of your teeth Just barely as part of a sentence Comparing apples to oranges Comparing two things that cannot be compared as part of a sentence Costs an arm and a leg Very expensive as part of a sentence Do something at the drop of a hat Do something without having planned beforehand as part of a sentence Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Treat people fairly. Also known as «The Golden Rule» by itself Don’t count your chickens before they hatch Don’t count on something good happening until it’s happened. by itself Don’t cry over spilt milk There’s no reason to complain about something that can’t be fixed by itself Don’t give up your day job You’re not very good at this by itself Don’t put all your eggs in one basket What you’re doing is too risky by itself Every cloud has a silver lining Good things come after bad things by itself Get a taste of your own medicine Get treated the way you’ve been treating others (negative) as part of a sentence Give someone the cold shoulder Ignore someone as part of a sentence Go on a wild goose chase To do something pointless as part of a sentence Good things come to those who wait Be patient by itself He has bigger fish to fry He has bigger things to take care of than what we are talking about now by itself He’s a chip off the old block The son is like the father by itself Hit the nail on the head Get something exactly right by itself Ignorance is bliss You’re better off not knowing by itself It ain’t over till the fat lady sings This isn’t over yet by itself It takes one to know one You’re just as bad as I am by itself It’s a piece of cake It’s easy by itself It’s raining cats and dogs It’s raining hard by itself Kill two birds with one stone Get two things done with a single action by itself Let the cat out of the bag Give away a secret as part of a sentence Live and learn I made a mistake by itself Look before you leap Take only calculated risks by itself On thin ice On probation. If you make another mistake, there will be trouble. as part of a sentence Once in a blue moon Rarely as part of a sentence Play devil’s advocate To argue the opposite, just for the sake of argument as part of a sentence Put something on ice Put a projet on hold as part of a sentence Rain on someone’s parade To spoil something as part of a sentence Saving for a rainy day Saving money for later as part of a sentence Slow and steady wins the race Reliability is more important than speed by itself Spill the beans Give away a secret as part of a sentence Take a rain check Postpone a plan as part of a sentence Take it with a grain of salt Don’t take it too seriously as part of a sentence The ball is in your court It’s your decision by itself The best thing since sliced bread A really good invention as part of a sentence The devil is in the details It looks good from a distance, but when you look closer, there are problems by itself The early bird gets the worm The first people who arrive will get the best stuff by itself The elephant in the room The big issue, the problem people are avoiding as part of a sentence The whole nine yards Everything, all the way. as part of a sentence There are other fish in the sea It’s ok to miss this opportunity. Others will arise. by itself There’s a method to his madness He seems crazy but actually he’s clever by itself There’s no such thing as a free lunch Nothing is entirely free by itself Throw caution to the wind Take a risk as part of a sentence You can’t have your cake and eat it too You can’t have everything by itself You can’t judge a book by its cover This person or thing may look bad, but it’s good inside by itself

Добавить комментарий

Ваш адрес email не будет опубликован. Обязательные поля помечены *