Idioms Meaning is a page dedicated to the meaning of the word "idiom" and a discussion of some English idioms and proverbs and their meanings and origins.


Idioms Meaning

An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not compositional that is, whose meaning does not follow from the meaning of the individual words of which it is composed. For example, the English phrase "to kick the bucket" means "to die". A listener knowing the meaning of kick and bucket will not necessarily be able to predict that the expression can mean to die. Idioms are often, though perhaps not universally, classified as figures of speech.


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Some examples of American English Idioms:

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 Beat Around the Bush
Bolt Blue: A Bolt from the Blue or a Bolt out of the Blue
Butterflies in the stomach
Can of Worms
Cold Fish
Cream of the Crop
Duck the Issue
Example of Idiomatic Expression
French Kiss Picture
Give Somebody a Cold Shoulder
Give Somebody the axe
Have a Bone to Pick with Someone
His bark is worse than his bite
Holy Cow: Meaning
In cold Blood
In the Hot Seat
Keep a Stiff Upper Lip
Put your Money Where your Mouth Is: meaning
Shake a Leg
Spill the Beans
Toot your Own Horn