AMERICAN IDIOMS:

             
             
             
         


CONNECT AND SHARE:
 


In addition to all our free exercises/resources, we offer a collection of high-quality, low-cost ESL worksheet packets.



Check out our brand-new website EnglishLiteracySite.com, specifically designed for native (and near-native) speakers of English!



OUR MOST POPULAR SECTIONS:
Free English grammar exercises
Free English vocabulary exercises
Free printables (worksheets)
Video-based listening comprehension tests
English pronunciation practice



HOME > AMERICAN IDIOMS > Idioms starting with E

Common American Idioms for ESL students







AMERICAN IDIOMS STARTING WITH E


(To give someone an) earful:
a strong verbal scolding. ex. "Katie's father really gave her an earful when she came home at 4 AM."

Easy! (command):
Not so fast! Calm down! ex. "Easy! Don't eat so fast!"

(As) easy as pie:
Very easy.

Easy come, easy go:
PROVERB. Said to explain the loss of something that was very easily obtained in the first place.

Easy-going:
Tolerant; laid-back; relaxed. ex. "Bill is one the most easy-going guys that I know. He never gets upset about anything."

(To) eat one's heart out:
To be envious or jealous (used mostly as a command). ex. "Eat your heart out Frank, I'm going to Paris!"

(To) eat out of someone's hands:
To do whatever someone else wants. ex. "James would do anything for Vicky. She had him eating out of her hands."

(To) eat one's words:
To admit that what one said was wrong. ex. "You think I won't be able to find work in one week? I'm going to make you eat your words."

Elbow room:
Enough space (room) to feel comfortable.

Enough is enough:
That is enough and there should be no more; usually said when one has had enough of a certain situation.

(To) enter one's mind:
To cross one's mind; to start thinking about something. ex. "You want me to become a doctor? The thought never even entered my mind."

Everything but the kitchen sink:
Almost everything one can think of.

Every so often:
Once in while; occasionally. ex. "I think about her every so often."

Every other:
Every second. Alternate. ex. "In Los Angeles, every other person is an actor."

Expecting:
Pregnant. ex. "She is expecting."


OUR OTHER WEBSITES:
EnglishLiteracySite.com (ENGLISH)
BusinessEnglishSite.com (ENGLISH)
ESLPDF.com (ENGLISH)
EnglishForMyJob.com (ENGLISH)
Infosquares.com (ENGLISH)
LearnSpanishFeelGood.com (SPANISH)
LearnPolishFeelGood.com (POLISH)
we-support-animal-charities
(c) 2006-2016 LearnEnglishFeelGood.com unless otherwise stated. REPOSTING ANY OF OUR CONTENT ONLINE IS NOT ALLOWED. Please see our content policy before sharing our content.