An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements or from the general grammatical rules of a language and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics. e.g. kick the bucket or hang one’s head.
Some important list of idioms that will be taught are:
- A penny for your thoughts
- Add insult to injury
- Beat around the bush
- Barking up the wrong tree
- Cry over split milk
- Curiosity killed the cat
- In the heat of the moment
- Take with a grain of salt
- Whole nine yards
- Your guess is as good as mine
Whereas, the rest of the list of idioms will be attached in the notebooks.
A link of the idioms worksheet has been attached below as a class activity.
Some useful videos of idioms and their meanings have also been mentioned.