Flashcards: Idioms

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FlashCards: Idioms

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[i] Use the following flashcards to familiarize yourself with the meanings and examples of various commonly used idiomatic expressions.

Click on “Check Answer” to show the reverse side of the flashcard and reveal the idiom defined or used on the front side.



A phrase or an expression whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words it contains.

[a] Idiom


An informal word or phrase which is used locally among different groups.

[a] Slang


A phrase or an expression that expresses an idea by using words in an imaginative fashion.

[a] Figure of Speech


A person who watches television all day long, usually seated on a couch, and munching of junk foods like potato chips.


couch potato


“It’s raining cats and dogs!”

[a] It’s raining very heavily.


“I’m in a pickle!”

[a] I’m in trouble


“Pulling someone’s leg.”

[a] Teasing someone, usually by lying in a joking manner.


“Butterflies in someone’s stomach”

[a] The person is nervous.


“It’s a piece of cake.”

[a] An easy task


“Break a leg!”

[a] Do well.

[x] Now proceed to “Quiz: Idioms” to test how much you have learned from the FlashCards.