In this post I’ll be listing some of the most commonly used idioms in American English.
“Ain’t I a stinker” This is a very common expression that can be used to describe a person who is a total disappointment. It can be used when someone doesn’t live up to expectations or has been very disappointing.
“All I want for Christmas is…” You should use this expression when you’re asking for something very specific. For example, if you were asking for a new camera, you might ask for a “digital single lens reflex camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, a high definition screen, an ISO of 400 and a built-in flash.”
“All I need is” This is a very similar expression to “all I want for Christmas”. The difference is that all I need is is used when you’re asking for something very simple. For example, if you were asking for a new coat, you might ask for “a medium-weight jacket in navy blue with an elastic waistband.”
“All aboard” This is a very common expression that’s usually used when you’re about to leave a place or when you are boarding a train or ship. It can be used for many different types of transportation, such as a bus, train, boat or plane.
“Amen” This is a very common phrase that can be used at the end of a prayer. It means “yes”. You’ll hear it said by the congregation when someone says, “Yes, Lord.”
“A penny saved is a penny earned” This is a very common expression. It means that saving money is a good thing. It can be used to describe something that is helpful or something that will help you in the future. For example, if you were talking about your savings account, you could say, “I have $50 in my savings account, which will save me $2 per week.”
“As easy as A, B, C” This is a very common expression. It means that something is as simple as saying, “A,” “B,” and “C”. Thanks for reading!