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Idioms are phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation, mostly by native speakers of English. The meaning of the idioms might not be that straight forward for new English speaker, however having good command of it will certainly helps to make your English sound more fluent.

The metaphorical nature of idioms makes conversation more interesting and flows in certain situation. You've probably heard some of them even though you don't fully understand the words. Let us help you increase your idioms knowledge by browsing through our extensive collection of idioms alphabetically.

  • queue up
    to get into a queue; to form a queue.
    Will you all please queue up?
    It’s time to go from here to the theatre. Please queue up.
  • quick on the draw (Informal.)
    quick to draw a gun and shoot, quick to respond to anything, quick to act.
    Some of the old cowboys were known to be quick on the draw.
    Wyatt Earp was particularly quick on the draw. 2.
    John gets the right answer before anyone else. He’s really quick on the draw.
    Sally will probably win the quiz game. She’s really quick on the draw.
  • quick on the uptake
    quick to understand (something).
    Just because I’m not quick on the uptake, it doesn’t mean I’m stupid.
    Mary understands jokes before anyone else because she’s so quick on the uptake.
  • quids in with someone
    in an advantageous or favourable position with someone. (Informal.)
    You’ll be quids in with Jean if you can charm her mother.
    Fred’s quids in with the boss after his successful export deal.
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22 October, 2020