ESL Idioms - Conversational English Expressions

There are "informal" expressions used in English called idioms. It is necessary to learn them or you don't understand what people are talking about.

These English words and phrases are not normally taught in regular classrooms and textbooks.

I listed some English idioms below. Check them out.

ESL Idioms

I have no clue / Totally clueless
- Means: I don't know. Completely unfamiliar

Examples:
"I'm sorry, I have no clue where the supermarket is."
"He didn't have a clue about repairing cars."

Learn English Phrases - I have no clue / Totally clueless



On the right track / Get back on track
Means: You are going in the right direction (in terms of progress, not physical movement).

On the right/wrong track / Get back on track



Off the beaten path / In the middle of nowhere
Means: It's in a location where not many people go there

Off the beaten path / In the middle of nowhere



It's an acquired taste / It grew on me
Means: It's something that most people don't like at first. But, you can learn to like it as time goes by.
Example: If you keep eating this particular type of meat, you could learn to like it.

Game plan / Ahead of the game
a strategy for success

"Let the cat out of the bag"
= to reveal a secret.

"Think outside the box"
= to think creatively, with a new and different perspective

Deep down
Means: you feel it strongly inside your heart

Deep Down



None of your business / Mind your own business
Means: This information is private. It's not something you need to know. (a bit impolite)
If someone asks a very personal question you can say that.
More polite is: "I'd rather not talk about that."


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