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English Idioms and Expressions: Part 3


This is part 3 in our series of  popular English idioms and expressions.

Just to remind you, an idiom is a phrase where the words together take on a different meaning than the individual words alone.  Here are some more examples:

question of time = a situation that will happen, but you do not know when.

A. “You look like you’re going to have your baby any minute now. Are you due soon?”
B. “Any day now, it’s just a question of time.”

better you than me = when someone has an unpleasant task to do, you say this to tease the person.

A. “I’m not looking forward to cleaning the bathroom.”
B. “Better you than me.”

the straw that broke the camel’s back = after a series of issues/problems, this is the one that finally made you really angry.

A. “Did you really break up with Joe for being 30 minutes late?”
B. “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. There were many other things wrong with the relationship.”

tie the knot get married

“My brother is tying the knot this weekend.”

 

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