10 Funniest Idioms To Use Everyday

1he words are the same ,but the meaning is completely different! The idioms i mean.Idioms and the words that make them are like chemistry! The words have different meanings and when we put them together,another new meaning comes out! Just like Na + Cl –> NaCl. There are hundreds of idioms ,but  here are ten of the funniest English idioms . Knowing the idioms and words is not enough ..always try to use them in a correct way like the examples!

 1. The lights are on but nobody’s home – We use it to say somebody is stupid or can not think clearly.

Example: She really did not get it you know the lights are on but nobody’s home!

 2. When pigs fly – We use this idiom when we want to say something is impossible or it would never happen.

Example: Yea, right! You will have dinner with The President when pigs fly !

  3. To have Van Gogh’s ear for music – to unable to tell the difference between the tone of musical notes because  (Van Gogh had only one ear!)

Example: Johny really shouldn’t play the piano like that- I think he has Van Gogh’s ear for music.

 4. To pig out – to eat very much, very quickly and noisily.

Example: The poor boy started to pig out when I took him to that expensive restaurant!

 5. Everything but the kitchen sink – everything needed or might be needed.

Example: The RV had all the equipment for a good vacation to the North,everything but the kitchen sink!(Haha! an RV has a sink, actually)

 6. To put a sock in it – to ask someone who is noisy to be quiet.

Example: Tom!! Would you please put a sock in it! I am studying!

 7. To have a cast iron stomach – be able to eat or drink everything or very much without getting sick.

Example: I think I would be sick if I ate all the steak, but Bill looks to have a cast iron stomach.

 8. To drink like a fish – to drink (alchohole) heavily

Example: You know that fat man with the bottle in his hand down the street? He seems to drink like a fish! 

 9. Use your loaf – use your brain, be smart

Example: Come on Paul, use your loaf! I know you can solve the problem!

 10. Finger lickin’ good – very very tasty and delicious

Example: “How is the food?”! “Mmmm!  It’s finger lickin’ good!”

Are there any other weird idioms that you find funny?

Leave comments and share them with us!


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  1. Azam noor December 18, 2015 at 22:35 - Reply

    Hi guys,
    thank you for excellent post.
    I don’t know, I heat ideom

  2. Amirhossein Mollaeipoor November 30, 2014 at 18:12 - Reply

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  3. hossein dehghani July 28, 2014 at 16:37 - Reply

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  4. hossein dehghani July 12, 2014 at 20:48 - Reply

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    • Hossein Mofidi June 27, 2014 at 06:23 - Reply

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  8. Sadegh January 21, 2014 at 23:04 - Reply

    Hi teacher. Thank you. It was excellent. 😀
    Here is an Interesting idiom: “He/She has his/her mind on the clouds.” Could anyone guess the meaning? 😉

  9. hossein dehghani January 20, 2014 at 19:48 - Reply

    Hi tnx infinitly mr mofidi,let me add some A FISH OUT OF WATER:when a person in an unfamiliar place A PIECE OF CAKE: a thing that is very easy to do LIFE ISNT ALWAYS A BOWL OF CHERRIES:life isntalways as u wan NO PAIN NO GAIN:u should try hard to succeed

    • Hossein Mofidi January 22, 2014 at 14:00 - Reply

      Thanks A Zillion Hossein and Sadegh!

  10. Mohammad Hossein Ghane January 12, 2014 at 12:13 - Reply

    Thank you Mr.Mofidi it was very good.

  11. Amirhossein Atarha January 1, 2014 at 16:24 - Reply

    hello mr mofidi i asked you about the way of leaving comment with picture but i think that you forgot to answer me or you didnt see my comment 🙁 can you explain PleasE ?

    • Hossein Mofidi January 5, 2014 at 21:57 - Reply

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      • Amirhossein Atarha January 6, 2014 at 08:46 - Reply

        To HaaaaaaaarD it s all in english 😀 i cant understand !!!!:D

      • Amirhossein Atarha January 6, 2014 at 08:47 - Reply

        To HaaaaaaaarD it s all in english 😀 i cant understand !!!!:D if you help maybe i get succeful but without you help nothing

  12. Fateme December 30, 2013 at 16:50 - Reply

    Hi… thank you Mr.Mofidi for the new post!
    I read it… it is so interesting!!! 🙂
    these idioms are so nice, and they are nicer if wr use them in our speaking…

    • Hossein Mofidi December 31, 2013 at 10:05 - Reply

      You said it Fateme!

      • Fateme January 1, 2014 at 19:58 - Reply

        What did you mean Mr.Mofidi?

  13. saman December 30, 2013 at 10:56 - Reply

    it was nice.thank you so much

  14. Amirhossein Atarha December 29, 2013 at 18:00 - Reply

    all of them are funny but “When pigs fly” is really funny !!!

    • Mohammad Hossein Ghane January 12, 2014 at 12:11 - Reply

      They are not funny ,in fact, your claim is funny.As you know these are some idioms and we have some idioms in persian that you use them without thinking about their meanings.They just make your lecture better.

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