The idioms included in this section of the website are fairly popular. These are not “sayings” or proverbs or figures of speech. These idioms are part of the American vernacular. Usage will vary from state to state, city to city. Most of the idioms here are verb phrases; however, there are some that function as adjectives, adverbs, or nouns.

Idioms are difficult at first, but important to learn because you will hear them used all the time.