Dec 19, 2022 | 3:06 PM

IDIOMS helps us to create the conversation more interesting as it aids us to convey our thoughts with more fun and impact. So, in this blog, we look at the 20 idioms that are used in the English language and that everyone must be aware of and they should use in their conversation.

  • Leave no stone unturned- In order to achieve something, try every possible course of action whichever is available. For example; He left no stone unturned in mastering the English language.
  • Fit as a fiddle- when someone is fit and healthy physically. For instance; My grandmother is fit as a fiddle even in her 90s.
  • It is not rocket science- when something is not too difficult to understand or learn. Like; learning and using idioms in practical life is not rocket science.
  • A bone of contention- It means when there is continued disagreement on the same topics for a long time. To cite an example; there is always a bone of contention between my grandfather and grandmother.
  • Open the floodgates- It means to give permission to individuals to do something which was previously forbidden due to some reasons. For example; Canada Government has opened the floodgates for many international students to study thereby removing the barriers.
  • Ignorance is bliss- It is used when we say to a person not to think about something or not to find the answer to something as it only makes
  • Bide one’s time- It means eagerly waiting for something good to happen/or waiting patiently for some good opportunities. For instance; I bide my time for getting a good job in a reputed company.
  • To break a leg- This idiom is used when we say good luck to someone. For example; I told my sister to break a leg before her performance.
  • Ignorance is bliss- It is used when we say to a person not to think about something or not to find the answer to something as it only makes them tensed or sad. For example; I always tell my mother not to overthink and to be happy believing in ignorance is bliss
  • Every cloud has a silver lining- it means the things which is going wrong will definitely turn right soon or it means every worst situation has a positive side. For instance; during corona pandemic, my cousin lost her job due to which she was very upset but after a few weeks, she got an offer from a reputed company. So, it is rightly said that every cloud has a silver lining.
  • Finding a needle in a haystack- means something which is very difficult to find. For instance; getting a job during a corona pandemic was like finding a needle in a haystack.
  • Put your foot in your mouth- it means to say something which we should not say. Like; he put his foot in his mouth when he asked his teacher regarding his salary.
  • To not see the woods for the trees- means to get mixed in the matter that we miss/ignored the most crucial facts. For example; the accountant was very busy finding the total amount that they could not see the woods for the trees; they did not realize that they have passed double entries for the same transactions.
  • Plain as day- it means which is crystal clear without any second thought. For instance; it is plain as day that my cousin loves Hollywood movies a lot.
  • Rings a bell- it is used when we heard something which we have heard before also but we don’t remember the time and the place. To cite an example; the place rings a bell but I don’t remember off the top of my head where I heard this place.
  • To go from rags to riches- It means to pass from a stage where they don’t have money to have a lot of money. Like; there are various people who become rags to riches after doing a lot of hard work.
  • Find your feet- it means adjusting and getting comfortable in a new environment. For example; my sister is still finding her feet in a new country.
  • Bring home the bacon- It means earning money in order to support the family. For instance; After her father passed away, she has been doing 2 jobs to bring home the bacon.
  • Pour oil on troubled waters- it is used when we get friendly with someone or help someone to feel better after a dispute. For example; my sister pour oil on troubled waters after fighting with her mother.
  • Put something on ice- it means to hold something. Like; my boss told me to put my next project on ice.
  • Get in shape- it means to become healthy or strong. For example; my sister needs to get in shape before her engagement.
Why Us?

English is just a language, we are not teaching it you might know most of them but we help you to be fluent with it. We help you to increase confidence through active communication during the session.


Tuitly English Spoken Classes
Gurugram Office
Plot Number: 96,Udyog Vihar, Phase-1, Sector 20
Gurugram, Haryana 122016
Punjab Office
Vijay Market,Dasuya,Hoshiarpur PB, IN