Popular English idioms and their meanings.

Use of idioms add color, creativity and effectiveness to the language.

Bite the bullet

To face a difficult or unpleasant situation with courage and determination.

Break a leg

A phrase used to wish someone good luck, especially before a performance or important event.

Cost an arm and a leg

To be extremely expensive or costly.

Hit the nail on the head

To accurately or precisely identify or address a problem or situation.

Piece of cake

Something that is very easy or effortless to do.

Under the weather

To feel ill or not in one's best physical condition.

Kill two birds with one stone

To accomplish two objectives or tasks with a single effort or action.

Let the cat out of the bag

To accidentally reveal a secret or confidential information.

When pigs fly

Used to express that something is highly unlikely or improbable to happen.

Steal someone's thunder

To take credit for someone else's idea, accomplishment, or moment of attention.