Have you ever wondered where some
of the expressions and sayings used in everyday language come
from? In fact, many of the words and phrases common in daily
English originate from a wide variety of sources such as
mythology, folklore, literature, religion, science, history,
superstition, old customs and practices, the language and culture
of other countries, and many more.
Download our lists of English idioms in PDF format. Select from categorised lists to assist the study of specific topic areas.
Our lists of idioms and idiomatic sayings have been compiled by hand to provide you with a unique and valuable resource to learn English idioms. Each PDF contains topical lists of idiomatic expressions and their meanings.
A site with over 1000 high quality (kid drawn) images of the literal meaning of idioms. These are usually very humorous. There is no attempt to explain the real meanings, but there is a list of over 3000 kid safe idioms.
This site contains over 275 idioms derived from terms used in the sports and games played in the United States.
To not understand the games, their terms and idioms, hinders communication. This book is meant to remedy this situation, to teach all who want to learn how to "play the game". If one understands the sport, the game and the way it is played, one will understand the idiomatic expressions derived from these games.