Are you ready to add to your English and use English like a first language speaker? We hope so! Let’s learn 10 new English idioms that you can use in your daily life…

Many English speakers adopt idioms from their parents and teachers while growing up, so they are very familiar with these idioms and connect emotionally to them.

Idioms help you express yourself in new ways, they add emotion to your speech, and they help English speakers connect with you on a deeper level.

Idioms are very commonly used when speaking English.

In the comments, try to explain what each one of these idioms mean.

10 useful English idioms to use in your daily life

Idiom 1:

Speak of the devil

Idiom 2:

On the ball

Idiom 3:

He has bigger fish to fry

Idiom 4:

Costs an arm and a leg

Idiom 5:

Break a leg

Idiom 6:

Do something at the drop of a hat

Idiom 7:

You can’t have your cake and eat it too

Idiom 8:

A snowball effect

Idiom 9:

Waste not, want not

Idiom 10:

Leave no stone unturned

There you have it! Time to put your idioms to use and impress your friends, teachers or colleagues!

If you already know these phrases and would like some more help, we recommend looking through other phrases articles, mixing-and-matching phrases, and working together with private tutors.

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