June 18, 2011



Today we're going to learn some idioms. In portuguese, idioms means "expressões idiomáticas". I'll post some idioms for you to practice your English:

A taste of your onw medicine
When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.

Actions speak louder than words
It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.

Barking up the wrong tree
A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.

Blue Moon
Something that is not expected to happen, like a rare event.

Cross your fingers
To hope that something happens the way you want it to.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch
Don't rely on it until you're sure of it.

Every cloud has a silver lining.
Be optimistic.

Flip the Bird
To raise the middle finger at someone.

Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Someone who's having a horrible day.

Haste makes waste
Quickly doing things results in a poor ending.

It's a small world
When you see the same people in different places.

Joshing me
Tricking me.

Knock on wood
To tap on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.

Source: idiomsite.com

That's all. I'll post more idioms on other posts. I hope you use the idioms.

See you!

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