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Common American Idioms for ESL students







AMERICAN IDIOMS STARTING WITH Y


Year-round (adj./adv.)
Operating all year. ex. "This facility is open year-round."

Yes-man:
A person who tries to be liked by agreeing with everything said, especially by a boss.

You bet!
Yes! Sure! I agree! No problem!

You can say that again:
That is true (stress on "that"). ex. "P1: It sure is hot today! P2: You can say that again!"

You can't teach an old dog new tricks:
A proverb meaning that old people can't learn anything new.

You don't say:
Used to show surprise at something that is being said. ex. "You don't say! He was really struck by lightning?"

Your guess is as good as mine:
I don't know any better/ more than you know. ex. "P1: How old is Robert? P2: Your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea."


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