English Idioms for ESL Learners
All languages use idioms. An idiom is a phrase where words have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words. An idiom is an expression that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its words alone. Usually English or ESL learners have a hard time understanding the real meaning if they do not have an English idioms dictionary. English has thousands of idioms. Most of English idioms are informal. The featured resource offers direct explanations of individual idioms within an entertaining format. Here is a list of the 50 most common ones listed in alphabetical order along with a simple explanation.