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Common Idioms in English - Common English Idioms in American English

I will teach you some common idioms in English that are useful common idioms in American English. You will learn some common idioms in English with meaning and sentence examples. You will learn some common idioms in English with meaning along with some common idioms in English with examples. These are some common idioms in English language that you will learn common idioms in English video. It is important to learn common English idioms that will help you understand idioms in English. Try this lesson if you want to learn English idioms.

I will teach you some of the most common English idioms

These idioms are very common in everyday conversation in America. You will hear these English idioms in movies and TV shows and by using these idioms you will sound more like a native English speaker.


The first common idiom is a blessing in disguise.


So, let’s think about the words in this idiom. A blessing is a good thing. A disguise is something that changes the appearance of something or someone to make them look different. A costume is a kind of disguise. This idiom means a good thing that looked bad at first.


Here’s an example, “losing my job was a blessing in disguise because I got a much better job.”









The next common English idiom is “beat around the bush.”

This is a bush

A bush is like a small tree. It looks like this. Beat around the bush is an old hunting term. Hunters would use a stick and hit the ground (beat) around the bush to get animals to run out so they could hunt them. They would avoid hitting the actual bush. Beat around the bush idiom means to avoid saying something that might be uncomfortable.


Here’s an example, “stop beating around the bush and just answer the question.”


Another common idiom is, hit the sack or hit the hay.


This term probably originated from the idea that a long time ago mattresses used to be made by stuffing hay into a sack. This is hay. So, before going to bed people would fluff the hay in the sack to make the mattress more comfortable to sleep on. Nowadays, the idiom just means going to bed.


Here’s an example, “I am really tired today, I think I’m going to hit the sack.” “I am really tired today; I think I’m going to hit the hay.”


The next idiom is it's not rocket science.


What is rocket science? Rocket scientists are people who design rocket ships that go into space. The job of rocket scientist is a difficult job. The idiom it’s not rocket science means something is easy to do. It’s not difficult. A similar idiom is it’s not brain surgery. These two idioms have the same meaning. Sometimes, we can use the word exactly. For example, it’s not exactly rocket science.


Here’s an example, “I don’t understand why there are so many bad drivers, driving isn’t exactly rocket science.”








The next common idiom in English is go back to the drawing board


Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board mean to go back to the beginning of some process and start it again, because it’s not working. So maybe you are working on something and it’s not working out well, you can go back to the drawing board and start again.


Here’s an example, “I tried to fix my car, but it still won’t drive. I guess I need to go back to the drawing board and try something different.

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