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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #83289: Useful idioms
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    Useful idioms


    Useful idioms

    British and American English
    You probably already know 'Thank you!' / 'You're welcome!' Here are more useful idioms.

     

     

    Meeting someone

    Hello! Hi! Hey!Hiya

    All right!

    Nice to see you!

    I'm fabulous!

    I can't complain!

    I'm ok, I'm great, I'm doing great

    Fancy (meeting) you here!

    You look ghastly!

    You look a mess!

    Look who's here!

    Long time, no see!

    Hello stranger!

    Tiens, un revenant!

     

    Expressing Surprise

       

    That's astonishing!

    This is crazy! – This is mad!

    Incredible! No kidding!

       
       

    That's amazing!

    It's scary!

    I can't believe it!

       
       

    Can you beat that!

    For the life of me!

    I can't get over it!

       
       

    Go on! I don't believe a word of it!

    How about that?

    That's going some!

       
       

    No fooling! - You don't say!

    Did you ever!

    You must be kidding!

       
       

    I was taken aback!

    Holy smoke!

    My foot!

    You are having me on!

    It's unheard of!

    Pull the other one!

     

      

    Being happy

       

    Good thinking!

    That would be great!

    You're a gem!

       
       

    You're a sweety pie!

    It's my pleasure!

    It's nifty!

    Of course!

    Replying to apologies

    Don't mention it!

    Don't bother!

    It's worth its while!

    There is no harm!

    Never mind!

    Yes indeed!

    You're welcome!

     

    Being disappointed

       

    It's a pain in the neck!

    What a nuisance!

    What a pity! That's too bad!

       
       

    What a bummer!

    No sense!

    I'm in a pickle!

       
       

    Nothing to write home about!

    I can't size him up!

    Rubbish!

       

     

    Being angry

       

    I'm fed up with it!

    What a shame! It's a crying shame!

    I'm sick of it! Quit!

       
       

    It gets me! (that he ;..)

    You'll never hear the end of it!

    He'll get this!

       
       

    I'll get back at him!

    I'll get him!

    You won't get away with it!

       
       

    What a blunder you made!

    Go fly a kite!

    I die first! I'd rather die!

       
       

    Clear out!

    Get lost!

    Enough of this foolishness!

       
       

    That's the limit!

    No deal!

    That's the ball game!

    That's too much!

    Get off my back!

    I can't stand it anymore!

    Mind your own business!

    How boring!

    Leave me alone!

     

    Being disappointed
       

    I don't care!

    I don't care a damn!

    I couldn't care less!

       
       

    I don't mind!

    What a mess!

    It's no good! It's no use!

       
       

    Take it easy!

    Don't sweat it!

    Forget it!

       
       

    The game's up!

    It's all over!

    Fortunately!

       
       

    Who would believe it!

    Please yourself!

    It's up to you!

    Shame on you!

    You deserved it!

    I'll make do!

     


    Expressing a viewpoint

       

    Come on!

    It just goes to show you!

    Fancy that!

       
       

    Honest to God!

    I swear!

    I declare!

       
       

    Get this!

    For heaven's sake!

    So help me God!

       
       

    Not in the least!

    Let's get on with it!

    Served him right!

       
       

    What the dickens!

    … and it shows!

    No foolish!

       




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    1. 'I'm not speaking to you!' 'I don't care, .'

    2. Sorry, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. !

    3. Yes, I am in good shape. ! Do you remember me ever getting sick?

    4. You've drunk out of this glass? ! Please, don't take another drop of that mixture.

    5. She told me:' If you feel like asking me out sometimes, that's ok.' !

    6. You are really mad at me? !

    7. -Take a look! It's Betty's last drawing of you. What do you think about it?
    .........................................-! It's me ? Are you sure?


    8. ! Just when I think I have seen the worst with you, you outdo yourself!

    9. You were sleeping? ! You are supposed to be my lawyer even if it's five o'clock.

    10. ! Mind your own business! Don't tell me how I have to educate my children!









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