THE MOST COMMON ENGLISH IDIOMS

A blessing in disguiseA good thing that seemed bad at first
A dime a dozenSomething common
Beat around the bushAvoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortable
Better late than neverBetter to arrive late than not to come at all
Bite the bulletTo get something over with because it is inevitable
Break a legGood luck
Call it a dayStop working on something
Cut somebody some slackDon’t be so critical
Cutting cornersDoing something poorly in order to save time or money
Easy does itSlow down
Get out of handGet out of control
Get something out of your systemDo the thing you’ve been wanting to do so you can move on
Get your act togetherWork better or leave
Give someone the benefit of the doubtTrust what someone says
Go back to the drawing boardStart over
Hang in thereDon’t give up
Hit the sackGo to sleep
It’s not rocket scienceIt’s not complicated
Let someone off the hookTo not hold someone responsible for something
Make a long story shortTell something briefly
Miss the boatIt’s too late
No pain, no gainYou have to work for what you want
On the ballDoing a good job
Pull someone’s legTo joke with someone
Pull yourself togetherCalm down
So far so goodThings are going well so far
Speak of the devilThe person we were just talking about showed up!
That’s the last strawMy patience has run out
The best of both worldsAn ideal situation
Time flies when you’re having funYou don’t notice how long something lasts when it’s fun
To get bent out of shapeTo get upset
To make matters worseMake a problem worse
Under the weatherSick
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to itLet’s not talk about that problem right now
Wrap your head around somethingUnderstand something complicated
You can say that againThat’s true, I agree
Your guess is as good as mineI have no idea

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