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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.”

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American English Idioms: What’s Up?

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

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American English Idioms: Grab A Bite

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

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American English Idioms: Dressed To Kill

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

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American English Idioms: Get On My Nerves

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

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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.”

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American English Idioms: Ears Are Burning

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

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American English Idioms: Under the Weather

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

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American English Idioms: Get Cold Feet

Another way of saying that you’re afraid of doing something, is to say you have cold feet. Check out this video to learn more about this American English idiom: Are there times when you get cold feet? Share examples with us in the comments section below.

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American English Idioms: Hit the Sack

You usually “hit the sack” when you’re tired and sleepy. Watch this video to learn more about the American English idiom, “hit the sack”: Now that you’ve watched the video, do you understand what “hit the sack” means? Share more definitions via the comments section below.

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