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    What are the most common Idioms in English?

    Hi to All,

    This is my first participation. I am a foreign language, Arabic, speaker.

    My question is that I would like to know the most common Idioms used in English. Could I find it?

    Highly appreciative,

    Ali

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    re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    There are over 1000 listed here (on this site) click on 'idioms' on the left. See how many you recognise.

    Welcome

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    Say:
    What are the most common idioms used in English.

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    re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Say:
    What are the most common idioms used in English.

    What are the most common idioms used in English?


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    re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    It really is very hard to say- idioms come and go in fashion and there are considerable differences amongst users.

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    Smile re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    The most often used idioms are---
    I have no idea.
    However, if you have a question about an idiom and you wonder if it is currently used, that's a different matter.

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    re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    It depends on what case you are in, what's the job, situation....etc.

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    re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    One that I use sometimes is:
    For crying out loud!
    It expresses frustration or annoyance with somebody.

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    Talking re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    I am looking for them, too!

    But I found one website:
    Top 10 Idioms and Their Origins - Associated Content

    Hope it will help you!

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    re: What are the most common Idioms in English?

    I bet you can find them (the most popular idioms) in a book for beginners.

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