Funny English Idioms

Learning English Idioms

An idiom is an expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the literal meanings of its words. For example, "to kick the bucket" does not mean what it says; it is an idiom that means to die.

The list of idioms below is envisaged for teaching advanced students. The idioms were selected specifically for their wit, making them a fun way to widen discussion topics. Remember that many idioms – especially funny ones – are culturally specific, and this makes them particularly useful for learning a new language, which is always more enjoyable when you absorb the culture as well as the vocabulary and grammar.

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We also have lists of common English idioms (for learners), clever idioms (for advanced students), and sarcastic idioms (for advanced students).
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50 Funny English Idioms

  1. handbags at dawn
  2. quiche eater
  3. badge bunny
  4. marry the ketchup
  5. beer goggles
  6. knuckle dragger
  7. beer muscles
  8. knuckle sandwich
  9. five finger discount
  10. idiot mittens
  11. raccoon eyes
  12. it's five o'clock somewhere
  13. may the Force be without you
  14. bankers' (not bakers!) dozen
  15. don't drop the soap
  16. shots fired
  17. pardon my French
  18. outpope the Pope
  19. farmers' tan
  20. age before beauty
  21. fall off the back of a lorry
  22. all mouth and no trousers
  23. elbow grease
  24. babe magnet
  25. go commando
  26. everything but the kitchen sink
  27. drive the porcelain bus
  28. have more chins than a Chinese phone book
  29. have more money than God
  30. match made in hell
  31. reverse Midas touch
  32. show someone ones etchings
  33. rose coloured glasses
  34. second Tuesday of the week
  35. Sunday driver
  36. stick to ones knitting
  37. the handbags come out
  38. the cats pajamas
  39. the whole world and his dog
  40. poop factory
  41. love goggles
  42. first loser
  43. golf widow
  44. family jewels
  45. answer on a postcard
  46. chrome dome
  47. circular file
  48. rubber chicken
  49. rocking horse sh#t
  50. put lipstick on a pig

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