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English Idioms - Examples of Funny Sayings, Famous Phrases & Common Figures of SpeechEnglish Idioms

Check out our wide range of English idioms and enjoy examples of funny sayings, famous phrases and common figures of speech you might come across in everyday life. Idioms are expressions that have a meaning separate to the literal meaning of the words used to make them, a good example of this in action is the expression ‘raining cats and dogs’, while the literal meaning implies that cats and dogs are falling from the sky, the figurative meaning is that it is raining heavily. Read on and enjoy some great examples of idioms used in the English language.


  • Knock on wood.
  • Under the weather.

  • Go the extra mile.

  • Don’t cry over spilt milk.

  • Rule of thumb.

  • Things went pear shaped.

  • Every cloud has a silver lining.

  • Out on a limb.

  • Between a rock and a hard place.

  • End of the road.

  • Bend over backwards.

  • The ball is in your court.

  • Like a broken record.

  • Break a leg.

  • All in the same boat.

  • Hold your horses.

  • Put your money where your mouth is.

  • A blessing disguise.

  • Tongue in cheek.

  • It’s a piece of cake.

  • Barking up the wrong tree.


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