What is an Idiom? An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. It’s important to note that idioms in English do not always translate into a foreign language.
- If you “fine tune” something, you make small improvements to it.
- “Changing your tune” means changing your mind.
- “Break a leg” means good luck.
- If you say, “it takes two to tango” you mean that more than one person is at fault or involved.
- A chip on your shoulder – means you are holding a grudge
- “The blues” can refer to both a style of music and feeling sad.
- Sick as a dog – means you are very ill
- Rub someone the wrong way – meaning to annoy or bother
This list could go on for days. Do you have a favorite idiom? Can you think of any from a foreign language?