Archive for the ‘Expressions’ Category

Business idioms

August 8th, 2014 in Expressions

Across the board

If something is implemented across the board, it affects everyone or everything.

  • The company is expected to increase salaries across the board.

Color idioms

July 14th, 2014 in Expressions

Be green with envy

To be green with envy is to be unhappy because you wish you had something that someone else has.

  • Margaret will be green with envy when she sees your new car.

Idiomatic expressions using the word bread

June 29th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word bread.

Someone’s bread and butter

This is a figurative expression. Your bread and butter is your livelihood.

Idiomatic expressions with belly

June 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word belly.

A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.

This is a proverb. It means that people who are growing up are hungry all the time.

Phrases with put

June 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrases using the word put.

As someone puts it

This expression is used for giving the exact words used by someone.

Idiomatic expressions with grain

June 14th, 2014 in Expressions

The word grain is used in some common idiomatic expressions. Here is a list of them.

Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Idioms used in everyday English

June 13th, 2014 in Expressions

They are numerous idiomatic expressions in English and they cause a great deal of confusion for a non-native speaker.

Here is a quick list of idioms very common in every day speech and writing.