The Phrases I love!

I love words, phrases and sentences. In English of course.

Here are some ( idiomatic ) phrases I love.

Grow up.

In your dreams.

Come off it.

Drop dead.

I’ll add some more when they come to my pate. Why donch you?



A blessing in disguise
Easier said then done

Have fun.

Tit for tat.

Nothing succeeds like success.

Seeing is believing.

Of two evils choose the lesser.

Practise what you preach.

Comparisons are odious.

What can’t be curied, must be endured.

There is no fool, like an old fool.

Have fun.

Thank you my dear.

I wasn’t born yesterday.
Not my cup of tea.
I draw the line.

Learn English to have fun.

Every medal has its reverse.

Many a true word, is spoken in jest.

Desperate disease need desperate cures.

Young men see visions, old men dream dreams.

Learn English to have fun:))

Go on please.


Learn English to have fun. At least an hour a day.
That pays. You don’t know?

“Learn English to have fun. At least an hour a day.
That pays. You don’t know?”

I tell you something.

I borrowed the book: “the Museum of innocence” by Pamuk.

Lying a lot in bed, I’m reading it. Now, I’m on the page 415.

727-415=312 remains.


The illness teaches.


To make eye contact with somebody.

To be on the same page with somebody.

It’s raining cats and dogs.

Come on!

Don’t you dare …

She’s slipping through my fingers.

If I were you …

Say cheese!

Be yourself!

Here is one that I always found a bit bizarre:

The king is dead, long live the king!

Of course it makes perfect sense as it refers to two kings: one dead and the other one who is his heir. But mentioned in the same breath, it just comes across as kind of paradoxical.

It’s my way or the highway.

Simplicity is simple, not simplistic.


Sometimes we don’t need phrases – one word at the right place, and a smile, are enough.

This little guy must have just seen somebody :slight_smile:

Wow, I’m shrinking in now.

Thanks a lot folk.

The king is dead, long live the king!<<

They say it in Russel Crow’s Robin Hood?

You see I watch a lot of films. I learn English this way. Faster Highway.

Love you all.

Knight in Black

on the tip of my tongue
the more, the better
you’re most welcome

Have fun, learn English.

I’m learning GMAT and SAT now.

Black Knight’s learning… and he’s nutser and nutser.

Sometimes old fools become young fools when they start to learn all the way from the start.


Got the medicines?

“Got the medicines?”

Oh, thank you for recollecting me. I had forgotten.

You forced me, by answering for your elaborated messages.

I like it. The pills can wait.

Today is Sunday, the day to go to church.

I called my neighbor, to tell her, I’m not going to go to the church with her,(what we do usually).

She said, don’t worry, I had the same illness. You should

overcome it, in one month time.

Oh my…It is only 2 weeks so far. Will I survive?

All my hope, in my dear friends from the Forum.

They don’t stop, to make me busy.



Dear Claudia!

I’m joining Monica’s warm welcome.

Nice to see that you remember us, your old friends from the Forum.

See us often!

Hugs and kisses,

from Alicja:))

Dear Monica and Alicja,

thank you both!

Hugs and kisses right back at you. :slight_smile:

Here are two of my favorite phrases:

Tastes just like chicken.


He only wants to play.
(especially as a reply to: He bit my arm off!)

Hi Claudia,

Welcome back to the forum. We have missed you.


Let me add a couple of my favourites:

You could have knocked me down with a feather!

Well. I’ll go to the foot of our stairs!


Thank you very much.

turn a blind eye
make a scene
devil’s advocate
come out of the blue

Have fun.