Idioms are very interesting when speaking English.

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…

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.

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:

No pain, no gain

Idiom 2:

Under the weather

Idiom 3:

It takes one to know one

Idiom 4:

Break the ice

Idiom 5:

Get your act together

Idiom 6:

Once in a blue moon

Idiom 7:

Rain on someone’s parade

Idiom 8:

Cut the mustard

Idiom 9:

Get wind of something

Idiom 10:

Run like the wind

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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