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12 Back-to-School Idioms

If you’re studying English (or studying at an English-language college or university), the first term of the new school year will now have begun! At this time of year, you may also notice how many school-related idioms English speakers use in everyday conversation. Here are 12 of the most popular idioms to do with school …

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Spring Is In The Air! Add a Touch of Spring to your English With These 6 Idioms

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Spring is a time for optimism and opportunity – with the signs of new growth all around you! In the English language you’ll find lots of idioms that capture the essence of the season – read on to discover some of the best ones, and try adding them to your vocabulary for a seasonal touch. …

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A New Year and New Beginnings! Learn These Idioms About A Fresh New Start

With the start of a brand new year ahead, it’s the perfect time to think about making a new beginning in your life. Maybe this is the year you’ll learn a new language, or travel to the destination you’ve always dreamed of! To get you inspired, take a look at these great idioms – all …

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Free English Lesson: Common Children Idioms

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You might think idioms about children are just for the kids, but in fact they are used commonly in all kinds of situations for adults too! You’ll encounter many of these in everyday usage so read on to find out more about them. Throwing the baby out with the bath water This colourful idiom is …

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Free English Lesson: Common Number Idioms

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Wherever you go, you’ll always be counting something – whether it’s the price of your meal or your train ticket fare. Numbers are also a really important part of the English language too – read on to find out some common idioms you are likely to come across! Better (or other) half You would use …

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Free English Lesson: Common Plant Idioms

Love the great outdoors?  Then you’ll find this selection of plant-related idioms especially fun to learn, as they show just how important plants, flowers and other green things are in the English language! Read on for some common phrases that can all add a touch of colour to your language. Not a bed of roses …

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Free English Lesson: Common Nationality Idioms

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English borrows a lot of its words and phrases from other languages, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of its idioms come from other nationalities too! Add some international flavour with the help of these idioms! Chinese whispers This idiom describes the process of gossip, and how information can be changed …

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Free English Lesson: Common Technology Idioms

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We use technology in every single part of our lives – from communicating with each other, entertainment and work. So it only seems natural that technology should have an important role in our language too! Discover some of the most common technological idioms you might come across: Bells and whistles This describes the optional extras …

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Free English Lesson: Common Police Idioms

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Nobody wants to get in trouble with the law – but you’d be surprised at how important police and the law is when it comes to the English language! There are lots of useful idioms that are used in everyday language – read on and find out more. A steal If something is a steal, …

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Free English Lesson: Common People Idioms

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People are everywhere, of course – so it only makes sense that we feature prominently in our language too! In English, idioms about people are used to describe many different things – from relationships between people, to how a situation might affect someone. Read on for a few common ones to keep a look out …

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