Gli idiomi inglesi sono veri e propri modi di dire molto usati nel parlato per arricchire un concetto ed è per questo che è opportuno saperne alcuni per capire ed esprimersi al meglio! Ecco qui gli idioms più comuni ed il loro significato:

  1. She was tickled pink by the good news.
  • Made very happy
  1. You were hands down the best player on the team.
  • There was no competition
  1. I’ve been feeling pretty down in the dumps lately.
  • Sad or depressed
  1. I’m feeling sick as a dog!
  • Very sick
  1. I’ve been feeling under the weather.
  • Not well
  1. Rise and shine!
  • Wake up and be happy!
  1. Close, but no cigar.
  • You were very close, but you did not make it.
  1. I could play outside till the cows come home.
  • For a very long time
  1. Wow! It’s raining cats and dogs out there!
  • Very hard rain

 That sound is driving me up the wall!

  • Making me very annoyed
  1. This assignment is a piece of cake.
  • Very easy
  1. Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist.
  • A mild punishment
  1. Yikes! This shirt costs an arm and a leg.
  • It is extremely expensive.
  1. No, I was just pulling your leg.
  • Just joking
  1. It’s Greek to me!
  • I don’t understand.
  1. Keep your chin up.
  • Be happy.
  1. Hold your horses.
  • Be patient.
  1. We’re all in the same boat.
  • All of us are in the same position.
  1. I will clean my room when pigs fly.
  • Never