Do You Actually Know What These Idioms Mean?

Mastering the English language certainly isn’t a piece of cake (learning English is hard). First, grammar muddies the waters (makes things unclear). Then there are confusing words that are a pain in the neck to spell (spelling can be a problem for some people). Proverbs and idiomatic expressions only add fuel to the fire (make things worse).

You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess their meaning if you are hearing them for the first time.

If you want to test your knowledge of common idioms, give our quiz a whirl (try it out). This quiz lists some common idiomatic expressions that may just help your skills of the English language soar (get much better)!