Are you ready to level up 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…

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

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

Idioms are very interesting 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:

To make matters worse

Idiom 2:

Make a long story short

Idiom 3:

Kill two birds with one stone

Idiom 4:

Costs an arm and a leg

Idiom 5:

Hit the sack

Idiom 6:

When it rains it pours

Idiom 7:

A little learning is a dangerous thing

Idiom 8:

Come rain or shine

Idiom 9:

Get wind of something

Idiom 10:

Know which way the wind is blowing

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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