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    Idioms

    What are some of the most useful idioms to learn?

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    Re: Idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by jmairs View Post
    What are some of the most useful idioms to learn?
    There are websites with lists of idioms. Or you can get a book/dictionary of idioms.

    And I don't know what would be useful for you.

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    Re: Idioms

    You may flip through the list of idioms given on that site, here: English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions - UsingEnglish.com

    As a matter of fact, my own belief is that an idiom is a piece of culture, so wherever you go where people speak English (the USA, the UK, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, etcetera etcetera) you'll find it specific.

    But maybe, there is a list of most used idioms.
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    Re: Idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    As a matter of fact, my own belief is that an idiom is a piece of culture, so whenever you go where people speak English (the USA, the UK, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, etcetera etcetera) you'll find it specific.
    Alex is exactly right, when I moved from the USA to Ireland I had to learn a completely new set of idioms. By all means, find some lists and study them (try and organize them by theme rather than just a list of crazy expressions) and have fun but the best way to find them is by reading and watching TV or films. Try and get used to recognizing one when you see or hear it and thinking on your feet to identify the context and possible meanings.

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