An idiom is a group of words or an expression that means something different to the literal meaning of the words. As an example, “to bark up the wrong tree,” is to look for something in the wrong place or to go about something in the wrong way.

Idioms can be grouped by language (some idioms are particularly Aussie whereas the British have their own peculiar idioms) and other idioms can be grouped by other particulars such as animals, food, colours, health, time, sports, etc.

Do you use idioms in your speech or your writing? Are you teaching your children about idioms so that they can understand common talk? How about you practice by leaving a comment? Even if you only leave a comment once in a blue moon, leave one here today. But wait, there’s a catch… You have to use an idiom in your comment. 😉