Famous Idioms and Phrases
The English language is filled with idioms that can be used to express what you may want to say in a more subtle, poetic and/or appropriate manner. These famous idioms and phrases also give an insight into the principles and values of different regions cultures/society.
The ball is in your court – it is for you to make the next decision/step.
Bite off more than you can chew – taking on a task or tasks that are far too big.
Don’t judge a book by its cover – do not judge someone by what they look like.
Hit the nail on the head – doing or saying something that is exactly correct.
Once in a blue moon – something that happens when it’s a very rare occurrence.
Every cloud has a silver lining – be optimistic, when times are tough, there will be good times!
An arm and a leg – when something is very expensive.
Actions speak louder than words – people’s intentions can be judged better by what they do rather than what they say!