An expression which has a different implication from the meaning of its contributing words is called an idiom. These kinds of phrases are difficult for someone, who is ignorant about the language, to understand. Idioms are not easy to translate and can actually raise more doubts about the meaning. Idioms are deeply engrained in the fabric of language and are one of the most challenging aspects of learning a new language. The use of idioms is very widespread and frequent. Thus, many companies have released idiom dictionaries, providing a list of popular idioms and detailing their proper usage for language students. The origins of idioms in a particular culture are impossible to find. Many great minds of literature have contributed great idioms to their language, which has become very useful to the average person.

Idioms are not meant to be taken literally. For example, when people say a deceased person has “kicked the bucket”. It is an idiom for death and there is no actual bucket. Another example is an idiomatic expression, “If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better stay on the porch.” It means you had better keep up with the other overachievers or you should not try at all. For someone who has no experience in speaking the language, idioms can be daunting and confusing.

so do i

your driving me up the wall



A set of words that can have more than one meaning behind them.

She sings at the top of her lungs.

Do you have anymore examples

Do you have anymore examples of Idioms?

of course

Hit the books , bought the farm , and piece of cake

yes i do

a chip on your shoulder.

How boss pays me

How boss pays me chicken feed

Is this an idiom?

Is "time flies when your having fun an idiom?

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