Idioms in English

 

 

 

 

Idiom: It’s raining cats and dogs = It’s pouring rain = It’s raining heavily.

 

English Idioms

An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meaning of its separate words. Instead, it has a separate meaning of its own.

 

An idiom is an expression that takes on a figurative meaning when certain words are combined, which is different from the literal definition of the individual words.

 

Categories of English Idioms

  • age
  • animals
  • babies and children
  • body
  • buildings and construction
  • character and appearance
  • clothes
  • crime
  • colors
  • death
  • drinking
  • food
  • furniture/furnishings
  • gambling
  • geography
  • health and medicine
  • hunting
  • law
  • men and women
  • money
  • music
  • nationality
  • nature
  • numbers
  • person’s name
  • plants and flowers
  • police and crime
  • politics
  • profession, work, study
  • religion
  • relationships
  • science and technology
  • sport
  • time
  • travel and transport
  • war, weapons and conflict
  • weather
  • work