One funny idiom is "put a sock in it," which someone says to a noisy person to make him quiet down. Another funny idiom is "as cool as a cucumber," which refers to someone who is calm and collected. More »

One common American English idiom is "24/7," which means "all day, everyday." Another common idiom is to say someone has a "short fuse," meaning that person is easily angered. More »

A common example of an idiom is "to kick the bucket," which is normally understood to relate to the process of dying. A well-used idiom referring to heavy rainfall is "raining cats and dogs." More »

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