10 Funniest English Idioms

Aug 5, 2019Learn English

Here is a list of the 10 funniest English idioms.

What is an idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its word.

1. The lights are on, but no body’s home

used to suggest that a person lacks intelligence or awareness.

2. When pigs fly

something that will never happen

3. To have Van Gogh’s ear for music

to be tone deaf

4. To pig out

to eat a lot or too much

5. Everything but the kitchen sink

almost everything and anything has been included

6. To put a sock on it

used to tell someone to be quiet or stop making so much noise

7. To have a cast-iron stomach

The ability to eat foods that others may find unusual, unpalatable, or too spicy, without experiencing any ill effects

8. To drink like a fish

to drink an excessive amount of alcohol

9. Use your loaf

used to tell someone in a slightly angry way to think more carefully about what they are doing

10. Finger lickin’ good

food that tastes really really good

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