1. Naaawa ako kay Bea dahil hindi niya alam na buwayang lubog ang kaniyang kasintahan. (taksil)
2. Lumaki ang ulo niya simula nang manalo sa sugal. (naging mayabang)
3. Iguhit mo na lang sa tubig ang sinabi ko. (kalimutan)
4. Magsusunog ako ng kilay mamayang gabi para mataas ang gradong makukuha ko. (mag-aaral ng mabuti)
5. Nagluto ka agad ang aking ina dahil kumukulo na ang tiyan ko. (gutom)
6. Ang ilaw ng tahanan namin ay masarap magluto. (ina)
7. Pumunta kami ng aking kabatakan sa kaarawan ng aming guro. (kaibigan/tropa)
8. Maliban sa kagandahan ng aking kapatid, siya rin ay may pusong mamon kaya't maraming nagkakagusto sa kanya. (mabait)
9. Kahit ako ay isang matandang tinali, hindi ko pa rin nakakalimutang ngumiti at tumawa. (matandang dalaga/binata)
10. Sa isang kisapmata, biglang naglaho ang aking pangarap. (iglap)
a hot potato
speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed
a penny for your thoughts
a way of asking what someone is thinking
actions speak louder than words
people's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.
add insult to injury
to further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.
at the drop of a hat
meaning: without any hesitation; instantly.
back to the drawing board
when an attempt fails and it's time to start all over.
ball is in your court
it is up to you to make the next decision or step
barking up the wrong tree
looking in the wrong place. accusing the wrong person
be glad to see the back of
be happy when a person leaves.
beat around the bush
avoiding the main topic. not speaking directly about the issue.
best of both worlds
meaning: all the advantages.
best thing since sliced bread
a good invention or innovation. a good idea or plan.
bite off more than you can chew
to take on a task that is way to big.
blessing in disguise
something good that isn't recognized at first.
burn the midnight oil
to work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
can't judge a book by its cover
cannot judge something primarily on appearance.
caught between two stools
when someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives.
costs an arm and a leg
this idiom is used when something is very expensive.
cross that bridge when you come to it
deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before.
cry over spilt milk
when you complain about a loss from the past.
curiosity killed the cat
being inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
when something is done badly to save money.
cut the mustard [possibly derived from "cut the muster"]
to succeed; to come up to expectations; adequate enough to compete or participate
to present a counter argument
don't count your chickens before the eggs have hatched
this idiom is used to express "don't make plans for something that might not happen".
don't give up the day job
you are not very good at something. you could definitely not do it professionally.
don't put all your eggs in one basket
do not put all your resources in one possibility.
drastic times call for drastic measures
when you are extremely desperate you need to take drastic actions.
elvis has left the building
the show has come to an end. it's all over.
every cloud has a silver lining
be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
far cry from
very different from.
feel a bit under the weather
meaning: feeling slightly ill.
give the benefit of the doubt
believe someone's statement, without proof.
An idiom is a phrase or expression that typically presents a figurative, non-literal meaning attached to the phrase; but some phrases become figurative idioms while retaining the literal meaning of the phrase. Categorized as formulaic language, an idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.
Bugnaw simod-dili ka sulti(can't express the feeling)
Humok ug simod-dali ra mosugot(loose,opposite with hard to get)
Naay giilok- di kaayo normal
Humok og ilong - dali rang mobilangkad
Idiomatic expression or idiom is a phrase or expression that typically presents a figurative or non-literal meaning attached to the phrase;but some phrases become figurative idioms while retaining the literal meaning of the phrase.
Raining cats and dogs means raining hard
Lost her cool means got angry
Hand out means to distribute