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100 Most Frequently Used English Idioms. http://www.idiomconnection.com/mostfrequent.html#AA
Terms in this set (100)
about to (do something)
To be on the point of doing something.
According to (someone or something)
As said or told by someone, in agreement with something, in the order of something, in proportion to something.
Account for (something)
To provide an explanation or an answer for something.
Considering the fact that something happened or happens, something that is usually assumed.
all of a sudden
Suddenly, without advance warning.
as a matter of fact
as far as
To the extent or degree of something.
With regard to, concerning.
In the same way that something would be, that.
as long as
Provided that, on condition that.
as soon as
Just after something, when.
With regard to, according to.
In addition, also, too.
as well as (someone or something)
In addition to someone or something
back and forth
Backwards and forwards, first one way and then the other way.
To be in a better situation than before.
break down (something) or break (something) down
To divide something into parts, to separate something into simpler substances.
break up or break up (something) or break (something) up
To separate, to divide into groups or pieces, to put an end to something.
by the way
carry out (something) or carry (something) out
To put something into action, to accomplish something, to do something.
Please, hurry, go faster.
To happen unexpectedly.
come up with (something)
To produce or find a thought or idea or answer.
deal with (something)
To be concerned with something, to take action about something.
end up (doing something or going somewhere)
To do something that one had not planned to do, to go somewhere one had not planned to go.
figure out (someone or something) or figure (someone or something) out
To try to understand someone or something, to solve something.
fill in (something) or fill (something) in
To write words in blank spaces.
find out (something)
To learn or discover something.
first of all
The very first thing.
Without doubt, certainly, surely.
get back to (something)
To return to something.
get into (something)
To become interested or involved in something.
get into (somewhere)
To enter somewhere
get out of (somewhere)
To leave somewhere, to escape from somewhere
get rid of (something)
To give or throw something away, to sell or destroy something, to make a cold or fever disappear
get through (something)
To complete something, to finish something
To begin to do something
go over (something)
To examine or review something.
go through (something)
To discuss something, to look at something, to do something.
go with (something)
To choose one thing rather than another
hang out (somewhere or with someone)
To spend one`s time with no great purpose, to spend leisure time with friends.
have (something) to do with (something)
To be about something, to be on the subject of something, to be related to something
To wait a minute, to stop, to wait and not hang up the phone.
in a way
To a certain extent, a little, somewhat.
If, if something should happen.
Shared together or equally, in use or ownership by all.
Giving all the details, item by item.
For practical purposes, basically.
Actually, the truth is.
in favor of (someone or something)
To approve or support someone or something.
In most situations or circumstances.
in order to
For the purpose of.
in other words
In a different (usually more direct) way.
In the proper place or location.
in some ways
In some unspecified way or manner, by some unspecified means.
in terms of (something)
With regard to something.
With enough time to do something, within a certain time, before a time limit expires.
keep (someone or something) in mind
To remember and think about someone or something.
Somewhat, more or less, moderately.
look for (something)
To try to find something, to hunt or search for something.
look up (something) or look (something) up
To search for something in a dictionary or other book.
make a difference
To cause a change in a situation, to change the nature of something.
To seem reasonable.
To make certain, to establish something without a doubt.
more or less
Somewhat, to some extent.
not at all
Certainly not, absolutely not.
Certainly, definitely, naturally.
on the other hand
However, in contrast, looking at the opposite side of a matter.
At the scheduled time, exactly at the correct time, punctually.
Again, one more time, once more.
open to (something)
To be agreeable to learn or hear about new ideas or suggestions.
pick up (something) or pick (something) up
To get or receive something.
point out (someone or something) or point (someone or something) out
To explain or call attention to someone or something.
put out (something) or put (something) out
To produce or make something (a product or brochure or report or CD or movie or paper).
regardless of (something)
Without considering or thinking about something, without regard to something, in spite of something
rule out (someone or something) or rule (someone or something) out
To decide against or eliminate someone or something
run into (something - a fact or trouble or problems or difficulty)
To experience something, to encounter something.
set up (something) or set (something) up
To establish something, to provide the money for something.
To appear, to arrive, to be present.
so to speak
As one might or could say, this is one way to say something.
sort of (something)
To be almost something, to be similar to something, to be not quite something.
stick with (something)
To continue doing something, to not quit something.
take advantage of (someone or something)
To use someone or something for one's own benefit.
take care of (someone or something)
To look after or give attention to someone or something.
take out (something) or take (something) out
To remove something from somewhere.
take over (something) or take (something) over
To take control of something, to take command of something.
To happen, to occur.
to the extent that
To the degree that, in so far as.
turn in (something) or turn (something) in
To give something to someone, to hand something to someone.
To be found or known, to prove to be true.
Until, as far as a certain point, approaching a certain point.
up to (someone) to decide (something) or do (something)
To be responsible to choose or decide something.
used to (something)
Accustomed to something.
with respect to (something)
Referring to something, concerning something.
To end successfully.
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