Tuesday, August 15, 2023

English idioms from "Eat like a bird" to "Eye for an eye".

 Eat like a bird 

If someone eats like a bird, they eat very little. 

Eat like a horse 

Someone who eats like a horse, eats a lot. 

Eat like a pig 

If some eats like a pig, they either eat too much or they have bad table manners. 

Egg on your face 

If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed. 

Elbow grease 

If something requires elbow grease, it involves a lot of hard physical work.

 Elbow room 

If you haven't got enough elbow room, you haven't got enough space. 

Eleventh Hour 

If something happens at the eleventh hour, it happens right at the last minute. 

Even keel 

If something is on an even keel, it is balanced. 

Every cloud has a silver lining 

People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who's having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem. 

Every man for himself 

If it's every man for himself, then people are trying to save themselves from a difficult situation without trying to help anyone else. 

Every Tom, Dick and Harry 

If every Tom, Dick and Harry knows about something, then it is common knowledge. 

Every trick in the book 

If you try every trick in the book, you try every possible way, including dishonesty and deceit, to get what you want. 

Explore all avenues 

If all avenues are being explored, then every conceivable approach is being tried that could possibly get the desired result. 

Eye for an eye 

This is an expression where the punishment, sometimes revenge equals the crime.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

English idioms starting with "E"

 Each to his own 

Different people have different preferences. 

Eager beaver 

A person who is extremely keen is an eager beaver. 

Eagle eyes 

Someone who has eagle eyes sees everything; no detail is too small. 

Early bird catches the worm 

The early bird catches the worm means that if you start something early, you stand a better chance of success. 

Easier said than done 

If something is easier said than done, it is much more difficult than it sounds. It is often used when someone advises you to do something difficult and tries to make it sound easy.

Easy as pie 

If something is easy as pie, it is very easy indeed. 

Easy come, easy go 

This idiom means that money or other material gains that come without much effort tend to get spent or consumed as easily. 

Eat crow 

If you eat crow, you have to admit that you were wrong about something. 

Eat humble pie 

If someone apologises and shows a lot of contrition for something they have done,they eat humble pie. 

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