Back to School: Idiomatic Phrases - Colloquial Phrases

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Idiomatic phrases group of words that do not mean what they appear to mean.

Colloquial Phrases – used in ordinary speech and informal conversation.

  1. All ears – listen

  2. A drag – a tedious experience

  3. Smell a rat – convincing that something is wrong

  4. Smell something fishy – strange suspicion

  5. Let the cat out of the bag – give away the secret

  6. Walk tall – show pride

  7. Wait up – stop or pause

  8. Under the gun – under pressure to solve a problem

  9. String someone along – to keep someone waiting

  10. Come again – repeat

  11. Cold cash/hard cash – money readily available


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