5 ENGLISH IDIOMS YOU MUST KNOW

In this lesson, you will learn 5 English idioms you must know. These English idioms are used by native English speakers and will help you speak English more fluently.

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ENGLISH IDIOM #1

English Idiom: To come to a head…

STORY CLOSE-UP : Problems came to a head when she asked him for a divorce

Meaning: “To reach a crisis”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  1. Things haven’t been good between us for a while, and this incident just come to a head.
  2. The situation finally has come to a head when she failed to show up to school.
  3. A situation came to a head when the workers went out on strike.

ENGLISH IDIOM #2

English Idiom: Turn a deaf ear

STORY CLOSE-UP : The little boy that cried wolf. He was always lying.

Meaning: “Refuse to listen or respond to a statement or request”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  1. He turned a deaf ear to all appeals.
  2. The factory owners turned a deaf ear to the demands of the workers.
  3. She turned a deaf ear to her husband’s advice, and took the job anyway.

ENGLISH IDIOM #3

English Idiom: Turn the clock back

STORY CLOSE-UP : When I used to run 5 miles a day

Meaning: “To return to a situation that used to exist”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  1. In some ways, we wish we could turn the clock back for a moment.
  2. If I could turn the clock back, and do things differently, I would.
  3. I wish I could turn the clock back to when I was a kid, and didn’t have any responsibilities.

ENGLISH IDIOM #4

English Idiom: Twist someone’s arm

STORY CLOSE-UP : My niece tries to twist my arm to buy her some food.

Meaning: “To persuade someone to do something that they are or might be reluctant to do”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  1. I’ve twisted his arm, and he’ll get you some tickets.
  2. My wife really had to twist my arm to get me to apologize to my boss.
  3. I wasn’t going to come, but George twisted my arm.

ENGLISH IDIOM #5

English Idiom: Wear several hats

STORY CLOSE-UP :

Meaning: “To have many jobs or roles”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  1. She wears many hats; she’s a doctor, a musician, and a writer.
  2. I work from home, so I’m able to wear several hats: stay at home dad, soccer coach, and website designer.
  3. Both our editorial assistant, and our copywriter, left the company at the same time, so I’ve been several hats.
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