General Idioms

Beating around the bush
Meaning: not discussing what is important/procrastinating

No big deal
Meaning: no need to worry

Can’t stand (something)
Meaning: to dislike something

I was knocked on my heels
Meaning: I was surprised

I made a key decision
Meaning: make an important decision

On the same page
Meaning: having similar thoughts

Something’s fishy
Meaning: something’s strange

Kill two birds with one stone
Meaning: accomplish two things at once

Lend a hand
Meaning: help someone out

A blessing in disguise
Meaning: seems bad, but it's actually good

Idioms by Category


Take him out of the picture
Meaning remove him from the situation

Take it easy
Meaning calm down

That’s tight
Meaning that’s awesome

The last straw
Meaning the last thing that causes everything to fail

The stars have aligned
Meaning the moment is right

Throw an idea around
Meaning casually suggest an idea

Time flies
Meaning time passes by fast

To touch base
Meaning to contact someone

Up a creek without a paddle
Meaning in a bad situation

What’s up?
Meaning How are you?

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