EGG IDIOMS, PROVERBS AND EXPRESSIONS

The Viral Egg is a meme inspired by a 19 year old from India. The aim was to get more likes on Instagram than Kylie Jenner’s announcement of the birth of her daughter, Stormi. The mission was successful, with the photo of a simple egg trending and taking over the rankings for the number one photo on Instagram. Egg memes …

JUST HAVING A LAUGH

In English we can use many expressions to mean that we are joking.  Many of these expressions are called idioms which are words combined together to mean something new. to pull someone’s leg If someone says that they are ‘just pulling your leg’ they mean they are not talking seriously and they are just joking.  You can also use this …

IDIOM GREENER PASTURES

This idiomatic expression is used to refer to a change that is for the better. It can be used to refer to a job, a country or even a romantic partnership. Below, you will find some examples of this idiom used in context. Example: 1. Their incomes fell by 14% last year, and almost 6,000 people left the country for …

IDIOM – TO BE IN THE SAME BOAT

IDIOM – TO BE IN THE SAME BOAT MEANING – to be in the same bad, difficult or unpleasant situation, to have the same problem EXAMPLES – 1. The economy is terrible at the moment.  All the local businesses are struggling.  They are all in the same boat.  2.  John and I failed our history test.  As, we’re both in …

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IDIOM – PIECE OF CAKE

Meaning –  something that is easy to do In Context  – The exam was a piece of cake.  I had no problems answering any of the questions. Synonymous Idioms – as easy as pie, a walk in the park, like stealing candy from a baby, a walkover, as easy as the ABC, like shooting fish in a barrel, a cakewalk, nothing …

IDIOM – EXCUSE MY FRENCH

    Meaning – this idiom is used to excuse a person for swearing or using bad language.  Variations include pardon my French, excuse my French. Origin – The origin of the expression is unclear.  However, there are a number of similar expressions (in French as well as in English) which deflect the blame for the use of a culturally …

IDIOM – RULE OF THUMB

Meaning –  the general rule or guideline, a measurement or method based on experience rather than a scientific calculation In Context  –  The rule of thumb at the office is that whoever finishes the coffee has to make the next pot. Origin – It is often thought that this idiom derives from the ancient common law which allowed a man …

IDIOM – TO GENERATE BUZZ

Meaning – to draw positive attention and interest in something, to create interest in a product or service In Context  –  The new Google glasses are generating a lot of buzz on the internet. Idioms with a synonymous meaning – to cause a stir.  The new Google glasses are causing quite a stir on the internet. Idioms with a antonymous …

IDIOM – TO BITE YOUR TONGUE

Meaning – to stay silent, to stop yourself from saying something, to prevent yourself from commenting on something.   We typically use this expression when we have to keep or prevent ourselves from saying something that would cause trouble in some way or hurt someone’s feelings. Idiom In Context  – I had to bite my tongue about the mess he …