The English language is full of idioms and expressions. On average, everyday we use or hear dozens of idioms. Despite knowing these common phrases and using them in the correct situations, we often don't know the origins of these phrases, and even more often may be saying them completely wrong, in very subtle ways, without even knowing it! The origins of these phrases are often old, and original spellings and outdated circumstances often lead to the mis-use or mis-understanding of these phrases. If you would like to clear up that understanding, and start using these idioms correctly, you've come to the right place!
Test your knowledge by completing the test below and share your improved skills with your friends on Facebook! Learning these is fast and fun and will allow you to have better conversations with your friends and family, or to gently correct them when they get them wrong, as we all often do. Go on! Try to get as many right as you can!