English Idioms and Phrases

This is a growing list of English idioms and phrases with a lot more detail and curiosities involved than your average dictionary. The point here is to provide more information than usual and to make for a good read. Nobody ever learned English by memorizing dictionary definitions—we grow fond of a language when we truly understand words and their lovely variations and history, and that’s what I’m aiming for here.

BE

Bear Bee

BI

Bird

BL

Black Blue

CA

Cat

CH

Chicken

CO

Cow

DO

Dog

FI

Fish

GR

Green

HO

Horse

LI

Lion

MO

Monkey

PI

Pig

RE

Red

SN

Snake

TH

Thank You

TI

Tiger

TU

Turtle

WH

White