Idioms: what are they and here are 42 examples frm Mental Floss


Idioms are expressions which have a different meaning than the literal one. Like beating around the bush means to avoid speaking about something when, in fact, beating around the bush was an activity in the past through which people would scare animals out of the bushes.

Some examples of idioms are:rise an shine, see eye to eye, a leopard can’t change its spots, pardon my French, beating around the bush, beat a dead horse, cup of tea, blacklist, skeleton in a closet and many more. See more idioms and their origins in the video above.

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