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Archives for American English Idioms

American English Idioms: Piece of Cake

When something is really easy to do, it’s “a piece of cake.”

American English Idioms: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

When you act a certain way rather than just talk about it, you can say “actions speak louder than words.”

American English Idioms: What’s Up?

An informal way to greet people in American English is “What’s Up?”

American English Idioms: Grab A Bite

If you’re really hungry, you want to eat really quickly, or “grab a bite.”

American English Idioms: Dressed To Kill

If you’re dressed to impress, you’re “dressed to kill.”

American English Idioms: Get On My Nerves

When things or people irritate me, they “get on my nerves.”

American English Idioms: Hear A Pin Drop

When people are surprised or excited about something and the room is really quiet, you can “hear a pin drop.”

American English Idioms: Ears Are Burning

Some say that when people talk about you, your “ears are burning.”

American English Idioms: Under the Weather

When you are feeling sick, you’re “under the weather.”

American English Idioms: A Heart of Gold

You have a heart of gold when you’re kind and caring.

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