Idioms List for Kids Pdf – 50 Cute Idioms for Kids with Meanings

Idioms List for Kids Pdf – 50 Cute Idioms for Kids with Meanings!

Here we provide a useful list of 50 Idioms for kids, these idioms are related to kids’ activities and kids’ behaviors. Also by learning these idioms your kids can speak more confidently.

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This list of idioms is best for grade 3, grade4, grade 5, grade 6, grade 7 students, and kids.

Idioms List for Kids

1.    Come to blows to start hitting each other  From hot words, they came to blows.
2.    Come to grief to fail  Their plan came to grief in the end.
3.    Come to light become known  At last, the truth of the matter came to light.
4.    Come to terms/make terms to make an agreement or end an agreement with someone  At last, they had to come to terms.
5.    Come/get to the point to stop talking about unimportant details and say what is the most important  We have not yet discussed the real matter, so please get to the point.
7.    Create/make/stir up bad blood cause angry or bitter feeling between people  Do not create bad blood between them.
8.    Crocodile tears to pretend you feel sad0  She was shedding crocodile tears on her enemy’s death,
9.    Cross your anger to put your middle finger over your first finger as a wish for good luck  I am crossing my fingers that my proposal will be accepted.
10.  Cry over spilt milk to waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be changed  It is no use crying over spilt milk.
11.  Cry wolf to call for help when it is not needed to  If you cry wolf, again and again, none will believe you when you need help.
12.  Curry favor with somebody to try to make someone like you  Big tax cuts are often proposed to curry favor with voters.
13.  Cut a sorry/poor figure do something badly  She cat a soy figure when she could not speak on the stage.
14.  Cut somebody to the quick to upset someone very much by saying something  Do not cut your parents to the quick by saying them old fools.
15.  Cut something short to stop doing something earlier than you planned  His Glittering career was cut short by a heart attack.
17.  Cut your coat according to your cloth to spend only as much money as you can afford  Do not be wasteful
18.  Darkhorse someone with a secret ability or skill  Leon is a dark horse I did not know that he had written a novel.
19.  Day after day /week after week/ year after year day in day out  The ill-cared old man became weak day after day.
20.  Day in, day out especially of something boring  I have to do the same boring jobs day in, day out.

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21.  Die a dog’s death Die a shameful death  No one wants to die a dog’s death.
22.  Die in harness to continue to work until the day of one’s death  I hope that she will die in harness.
23.  Diehard strongly opposing changes and new ideas  A few diehard people are trying to stop the reforms.
24.  Do sb a bad turn to do sth to harm sb  You did her a bad turn by dismissing her.
25.  Do sb a good turn to do sth that helps sb  You did her a good turn by employing her in this office.
26.  Do the trick to do what is needed in order to achieve something big  A bit more hard work can do the trick for the success of our plan.
27.  Double-faced hypocrite  When I realized his double-faced policy, I refused to be his friend anymore.
28.  Down and out without money, a home, or a job, and living on the street  Nobody loves you when you are down and out.
29.  Draw a blank to fail to get an answer or a result  All his efforts to marry Soma have drawn a blank
30.  Drawn match a match that results in the beat or win of neither team  A cricket test match usually proves to be a drawn match.
31.  Eagle-eyed able to see or notice the things that are very difficult to see  You cannot hide your feelings from Lina, she is an eagle-eyed woman.
32.  Eat humble pie to admit that you were wrong about something  You will eat humble pie if you do not act upon my plan.
33.  Eat one’s cake and have it OR Have one’s enjoy the benefits from two situations  He loves his wife but still wants to see his girlfriend, it is like eating his cake and have it.
34.  Eat one’s words to admit that you were wrong about something  I said that he would be late but I had to eat my words when he came on time
35.  End up in smoke / go up in smoke if your plans go up in smoke, you cannot do what you intended to do  When he crashed his car, all his travel plans ended in smoke.
36.  Every inch completely or in every way  He looked every inch a gentleman.
37.  Eyewash something that you do not consider true  Do not talk about such eyewash.
38.  Face the music to accept punishment or criticism for something you have done wrong  I did her wrong but I am ready to face the music.
39.  Fair or square deal fair treatment  Most of the workers do not think that they are getting a square deal.
40.  Fair play behavior that is fair and honest  He has no sense of fair play.

 

41.  Fair sex women  We should respect fair sex.
42.  Fair weather friends someone who only wants to be your friend when things are going well for you  Fair weather friends leave you in the lurch.
43.  Fall flat to fail to produce the desired effect  All his attempts to marry her fell flat.
44.  Fall on hard times to have problems because you do not have enough money  Gilbert could not pay the fee of his son as he had fallen on hard times.
45.  Fall short of to fail to reach your aim or Tail to reach a particular level  His skill fell short of my expectations.
46.  Fall victim to something become a victim  She fell victim to cancer.
47.  Fall/be/become prey to to be attacked, cheated, or harmed by someone bad  The innocent boy fell prey to smoking.
48.  Far and near/Far and wide/Near and far from very wide areas  Came from near and far to see the fair.
49.  Fay ones trump card to use something powerful and influential  When the boss did not show him any favor, he played his trump card by telling him that he is the minister’s son.
50.  Feather one’s nest to obtain money by doing something dishonest  Dishonest officers feather their nests.

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Idioms with Meanings

The icing on the cake  Something additional that turns good into great
Second to none  The best
Read between the lines  Find the hidden meaning
Piece of cake  Something very easy
Pass with flying colors  To succeed at something easily
Out of the blue  With no warning
Mumbo jumbo  To call something total nonsense
Miss the boat  You missed your chance
I’ve got your number  To say you can’t be fooled by someone since you have them figured out
It’s in the bag  It’s a certainty
In the same boat  Be in the same situation
In hot water  Be in trouble
Have second thoughts  Have doubts
Have mixed feelings  Be unsure of how you feel
Give it a shot  To try to do something
Get your act together  Behave properly
Get a kick out of it  Really enjoy/like something
Fill in the blanks  Provide more information
Draw a blank  Can’t remember
Down to the wire  At the last minute
Crack a book  Open up a book and study
Cool as a cucumber  To be very calm under stress
Call it a day  Time to quit
As easy as ABC  Something is very easy
Add fuel to the fire  To add more to an existing problem
A rip-off  Too expensive
A grey area  Something unclear

idioms with meaning

A dead letter a law or idea which is no longer effective
Drawn match a match that results in the beat or win of neither team
Eagle-eyed able to see or notice the things that are very difficult to see
Be at daggers drawn be hostile
Day after day /week after week/ year after year day in day out
Die a dog’s death Die a shameful death
A dog’s life disgraceful life
Cut a sorry/poor figure do something badly
Day in, day out especially of something boring
Again every day/week/ year for a long time
Be driven/passed from pillar to post from one place to another place
Double-faced hypocrite
A dog in the manger selfish
Darkhorse someone with a secret ability or skill
Diehard strongly opposing changes and new ideas
Die in harness to continue to work until the day of one’s death
Do the trick to do what is needed in order to achieve something big
Draw a blank to fail to get an answer or a result
Cut your coat according to your cloth to spend only as much money as you can afford
Cut something short to stop doing something earlier than you planned
Cut somebody to the quick to upset someone very much by saying something
Down and out without money, a home, or a job, and living on the street

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