Idioms and phrases

By: Gaurav pathania

In this article we are going to learn what are “Idioms and Phrases” why they are important and where we can use them in our daily life. Everyone has their reason to learn Idioms and every language has their own Idioms and Phrases. In this article, I am going to cover Idioms in the English language.

10 idioms starting with “A”

1- A fool at 40 is a fool forever

Meaning: When a person is not matured by the time, he/she reached their age of maturity. For example- He is still not listening to his mom’s advice for growing up in his life it’s true that A fool at 40 is a fool forever.

2- A chain is no stronger than its weakest link

Meaning: This idiom indicates the susceptibility of organization, process, etc. cause of the weakest person or part. For example- It’s important to detect a chain is no stronger than its weakest link in the business cause of one weakest employee everyone will suffer in last

3- A long row to hoe

Meaning:  If some tasks are difficult and that will take a long time to finish it. For example- I have already a long row to hoe I can’t attend more meetings.

4- A lost ball in the high weeds

Meaning: When someone is unable to understand what he/she Is doing and where they are, why he/she is doing that task, and how to do that task. For example- He is already a lost ball in the high weeds and he will meet you tomorrow.

5- A lot on my plate

Meaning: When a person is so much busy. For example- Kindly don’t give me more work I have already a lot on my plate with work deadlines.

6-A penny saved is a penny earned

Meaning: We should not spend our money foolishly cause it’s important as saving money. For example- Her mom told her every time that a penny saved is a penny earned but still, she is wasting her money on liquor.

7- Abide by a decision

Meaning:  If you abide by a decision, you accept it and comply with it, even though you might disagree with it. For example- Even though he disagrees with the result, John respected the authority ruling and chooses to abide by a decision.

8- Above board

Meaning:  If things are done above the board, they are carried out legally and properly. For example- His Transactions were clear and above board, with the records maintained Accurate and available for public audit.

9- Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Meaning:  This idiom means That when Persons are far from each other their love grow

10- Ace up your sleeve

 stronger. He was so far from her and now he found that absence makes the  heart grow fonder.

Meaning: If you have ace up your sleeve then you have something very important which will give you a huge advantage that other people don’t know about it.

For example- Sarah seems to have ace up her sleeve when it’s come to play this game.


Where we can use Idioms?

Idioms can be used anywhere according to a person’s needs in Conversation.
For Example- Business, Common conversation, Humor, Content writing, Media, Entertainment, Speeches, etc.

Why do we need Idioms?

Every individual has their reason to use Idioms for example-
Some want to Strengthen Their Language Proficiency, Adding Humor, Creating Cultural Connections, Express ideas and Idiom bring color, expressiveness, and creativity to the Language.

Types of Idioms?

There are many types of Idioms but in general, idioms can be classified into several ways we are listing some below- 

1. Literal Idioms

Idioms that have a literal meaning and can be understood by simplifying words individually. For example- “cut the chase” means getting to the important part Directly.

2. Proverbial Idioms

This is a type of idiom in which there is a moral or advice in their meaning. For example- “ Action speaks louder than words” Means- Action of a person is more important than words.

3. Figurative Idioms

When the meaning of a sentence is different according to the words used in that sentence. For example- “piece of a cake” means when something is so much easy.

4. Metaphors Idioms

These idioms are related to a specific region and indicate the culture, and language of a region. For example- “Hit the sack” means go to sleep or go to bed.

What is the most popular idiom?

There are many idioms like ” kill a leg means good luck or Kill two birds with one stone means Completing one task at the same time.


In this article, we have learned about some Idioms starting with A.

Types of idioms.

Example of Idioms.

Why where we need idioms?

In our next article, we will learn about some new idioms and 5,000 idioms and phrases pdf also

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