14 Jan 2020       ILC Leiria

Here are 15 common English idioms and phrases that will enrich your English vocabulary and make you sound like a native speaker in no time.

1. ‘The best of both worlds’ – means you can enjoy two different opportunities at the
     same time.
2. ‘Speak of the devil’ – this means that the person you’re just talking about actually
     turns up at that moment.
3. ‘See eye to eye’ – this means agreeing with someone.
4. ‘Once in a blue moon’ – an event that happens infrequently.
5. ‘When pigs fly’ – something that will never happen.
6. ‘To cost an arm and a leg’– something is very expensive.
7. ‘A piece of cake’– something is very easy.
8. ‘Let the cat out of the bag’ – to accidentally reveal a secret.
9. ‘To feel under the weather’ – to not feel well.
10. ‘To kill two birds with one stone’ – to solve two problems at once.
11. ‘To cut corners’ – to do something badly or cheaply.
12. ‘To add insult to injury’ – to make a situation worse.
13. ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’ – to not judge someone or something based 
      solely on appearance.
14. ‘Break a leg’ – means ‘good luck’ (often said to actors before they go on stage).
15. ‘To hit the nail on the head’ – to describe exactly what is causing a situation or