Eye Idioms

English : Eye Idioms for ESL/ESOL or introducing idioms to native language (English) speakers.

Idiom: Put your best foot forward.

“Put your best foot forward” means “to do something as well as you can”. Example: Make sure you put your best foot forward for tonight’s performance.

"Lay it on thick" means "to exaggerate or overstate". #idiom #idioms #slang #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic

Idiom of the day: Lay it on thick. Meaning: To exaggerate or overstate.

"Until the cows come home" means "for a very long time". Example: We could talk about this problem until the cows come home, but it wouldn't solve anything. #idiom #idioms #slang #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning

Idiom Land — “Until the cows come home” means “for a very long.

"Elephant in the room" is an ​obvious ​problem that ​people do not ​want to ​talk about. Example: The fact that his 40-year-old brother was still living with his parents was a big elephant in the room at every family gathering. #idiom #idioms #slang #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #elephant

"Elephant in the room" is an ​obvious ​problem that ​people do not ​want to ​talk about. Example: The fact that his brother was still living with his parents was a big elephant in the room at every family gathering.

"Take five" means "to ​relax for a ​short ​period of ​time". Example: Okay, we’ve been working hard today. Let’s take five. #idiom #idioms #slang #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic

“Take five” means “to ​relax for a ​short ​period of ​time”. Example: Okay, we’ve been working hard today. Let’s take five.

"Behind the times" means "old-fashioned". Example: My mom refuses to email me, she still mails me letters. She’s so behind the times. #idiom #idioms #slang #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic

“Behind the times” means “old-fashioned”. Example: My mom refuses to email me, she still mails me letters. She’s so behind the times.

"Yakety-yak" means "to talk nonstop about nothing". Example: Every time my aunt calls, I know I'm going to be on the phone at least an hour listening to her yakety-yak. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning

“Yakety-yak” means “to talk nonstop about nothing”. Example: Every time my aunt calls, I know I’m going to be on the phone at least an hour listening to her yakety-yak.

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