It Figures

This is an alphabetical list of American idioms. Click on each idiom to see meaning and usage.

What is an idiom?

  1. a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
  2. The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
  3. An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

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A

B

  • be in seventh heaven – be very happy

C

  • cost an arm and a leg – be very expensive

D

E

F

  • feel like a million dollars – be very healthy and happy
  • (as) fit as a fiddle – healthy and physically fit
  • (as) flat as a pancake – very flat

G

  • get in touch with someone – contact someone by phone, fax, email, etc.

H

  • have a heart of gold – have a kind and generous character
  • have cold feet – be afraid to do something

I

J

K

L

M

N

  • not believe one’s eyes – not believe what one sees because of surprise

O

  • once in a blue moon (very rarely)

P

Q

R

S

T

  • That takes the cake! – That’s really strange!; That’s the worst!
  • tie the knot – marry

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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