American Idioms


The most important expressions that Americans usually talk:

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These are some expressions:

Absence makes the heart grow fonder:
Proverb that means that our feeling for those we love increases when we are apart from them.

(To) act high and mighty:
To act proudly and arrogantly.

Actions speak louder than words:
Proverb meaning that’s it’s better to do something about a problem than to talk about it.

(To) act one’s age:
To behave in a more mature way. Frequently said to a child or teen. ex. “Bill, stop throwing rocks! Act your age!”

(To) add fuel to the fire:
To make a bad problem even worse.

(A) basket-case:
A very nervous person, someone at the verge of being neurotic. ex. “All the stress from the divorce turned John into a basket case.”

(To) be a fan of someone/ something:
To like, idolize, admire someone/ or something. ex. “I’m not a big fan of heavy metal music.”

(To) call it a day:
To end work and go home. ex. “Let’s call it a day. It’s getting late.”

(To) carry a tune:
To be able to sing on key (accurately). “She has an awful voice! She can’t carry a tune.”

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