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Idioms Definition for Kids
They are words or phrases that aren’t meant to be taken literally. An idiom is a group of words that are used as a common expression but have a different meaning of their constituent elements.
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List of Idioms for Kids
Below is the list of idioms for kids:
- Come to blows: to start hitting each other: From hot words, they came to blows.
- Come to grief: to fail: Their plan came to grief in the end.
- Come to light: become known: At last, the truth of the matter came to light.
- Come to terms/make terms: to make an agreement or end an agreement with someone: At last they had to come to terms.
- Come/get to the point: to stop talking about unimportant details and say what is the most important: We have not yet discussed the real matter, so please get to the point.
- Create/make/stir up bad blood: cause angry or bitter feelings between people: Do not create bad blood between them.
- Crocodile tears: to pretend you feel sad0: She was shedding crocodile tears on her enemy’s death,
- Cross your anger: to put your middle finger over your first finger as a wish for good luck: I am crossing my fingers that my proposal will be accepted.
- Cry over spilled milk: to waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be changed: It is no use crying over spilled milk.
- Cry wolf: to call for help when it is not needed to: If you cry wolf, again and again, none will believe you when you need help.
- Curry favor with somebody: to try to make someone like you: Big tax cuts are often proposed to curry favor with voters.
Idiom Examples for Kids – Infographic
- Cut a sorry/poor figure: do something badly: She cat a soy figure when she could not speak on the stage.
- Cut somebody to the quick: to upset someone very much by saying something: Do not cut your parents to the quick by saying them old fools.
- Cut something short: to stop doing something earlier than you planned: His Glittering career was cut short by a heart attack.
- Cut your coat according to your cloth: to spend only as much money as you can afford: Do not be wasteful
- Darkhorse: someone with a secret ability or skill: Leon is a dark horse I did not know that he had written a novel.
- Day after day /week after week/ year after year: a day in day out: The ill-cared old man became weak day after day.
- Day in, day out: especially of something boring: I have to do the same boring jobs day in, day out.
- Die a dog’s death: Die a shameful death: No one wants to die a dog’s death.
- Die in harness: to continue to work until the day of one’s death: I hope that she will die in harness.
- Diehard: strongly opposing changes and new ideas: A few diehard people are trying to stop the reforms.
- Do sb a bad turn: to do sth to harm sb: You did her a bad turn by dismissing her.
- Do sb a good turn: to do sth that helps sb: You did her a good turn by employing her in this office.
- Do the trick: to do what is needed in order to achieve something big: A bit more hard work can do the trick for the success of our plan.
- Double-faced: hypocrite: When I realized his double-faced policy, I refused to be his friend anymore.
- Down and out: without money, a home or a job, and living on the street: Nobody loves you when you are down and out.
- Draw a blank: to fail to get an answer or a result: All his efforts to marry Soma have drawn a blank
- Drawn match: a match that results in the beat or win of neither team: A cricket test match usually proves to be a drawn match.
- Eagle-eyed: able to see or notice the things that are very difficult to see: You cannot hide your feelings from Lina, she is an eagle-eyed woman.
- Eat humble pie: to admit that you were wrong about something: You will eat humble pie if you do not act upon my plan.
- Eat one’s cake and have it OR Have one’s: enjoy the benefits from two situations: He loves his wife but still wants to see his girlfriend, it is like to eat his cake and have it.
- Eat one’s words: to admit that you were wrong about something: I said that he would be late but I had to eat my words when he came on time
- End up in smoke / go up in smoke: if your plans go up in smoke, you cannot do what you intended to do: When he crashed his car, all his travel plans ended in smoke.
- Every inch: completely or in every way: He looked every inch a gentleman.
- Eyewash: something that you do not consider true: Do not talk about such eyewash.
- Face the music: to accept punishment or criticism for something you have done wrong: I did her wrong but I am ready to face the music.
- Fair or square deal: fair treatment: Most of the workers do not think that they are getting a square deal.
- Fair play: behavior that is fair and honest: He has no sense of fair play.
- Fair sex: women: We should respect the fair sex.
- Fairweather friends: someone who only wants to be your friend when things are going well for you: Fair weather friends leave you in the lurch.
Common Idioms for Kids – Infographics
- Fall flat: to fail to produce the desired effect: All his attempts to marry her fell flat.
- Fall on hard times: to have problems because you do not have enough money: Gilbert could not pay the fee of his son as he had fallen on hard times.
- Fall short of: to fail to reach your aim or Tail to reach a particular level: His skill fell short of my expectations.
- Fall victim to something: become a victim: She fell victim to cancer.
- Fall/be/become prey to: to be attacked, cheated, or harmed by someone bad: The innocent boy fell prey to smoking.
- Far and near/Far and wide/Near and far: from a very wide area: Came from near and far to see the fair.
- Fay one’s trump card: to use something powerful and influential: When the boss did not show him any favor, he played his trump card by telling him that he is the minister’s son.
- Feather one’s nest: to obtain money by doing something dishonest: Dishonest officers feather their nests.
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