Idioms

Idioms
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English Idioms - Understand the literal and figurative meanings of idioms with comics.

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  • TIME FLIES
  • LITERAL MEANING
  • FIGURATIVE MEANING
  • Wow! Time really does fly!
  • Have you seen the time! It's nearly closing-time!
  • TO HAVE COLD FEET
  • A clock flying through the air.
  • Time goes quickly
  • I'm so sorry I'm so late!
  • Icy feet that are not warm.
  • To be nervous about a big event
  • I thought you had cold feet and weren't going to show up!
  • TO COST AN ARM AND A LEG
  • I love it. It's a huge diamond! It must have cost you an arm and a leg!
  • Do you like it?
  • The cost of an item is an arm and a leg.
  • To be very expensive
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