Idioms are phrases which
people use in every day
language which do not make
sense literally but we
understand what they mean
Why do we have they?
No one really knows why they exist
or where they all began, but every
culture seems to have their own idioms
or expressions. The English language
has so many of them.
The origin of Idioms
Most idioms come from ancient
literature or even classic films. Many idioms originated as quotations
from well-known writers such as
Shakespeare. Learning the backgrounds of idioms can help you to
Idioms should be used in
proper situations. They enrich
our speech and increase our
vocabulary. The grammar and the
vocabulary of the idioms are
fixed, and if we change them, we
lose the meaning of the idiom
A little fun and games
Idioms can be quite fun and useful too when
writing. They are a good use of imagery when
trying to describe attitudes, behaviors, and when
you are trying to draw your reader’s attention to a
point you feel is important to your work.
For example, when using the idiom, He was
beating a dead horse, you might be pointing out
the uselessness of a politician’s promises if the
issue is no longer relevant.