8 Funny Idioms That Help You Speak Like Native Speakers

To native speakers, there’s often no better way to express a particular feeling or sum up a situation by using idioms. English speakers use idioms frequently, which can be confusing for those still learning the language.
Here are 8 funny Idioms that help you speak like native speakers.

1. Piece of cake 

  • A piece of cake but doesn’t mean just a piece of cake. It means “something very easy to do or accomplish”
  • Example: She was nervous about her driving test, but it ended up being a piece of cake

2. Cold turkey

  • Can you imagine the damp, goosebumpy skin of a cold turkey? It has something to do with the dark meaning behind this expression. The meaning of it is “to quit something (like an addiction) abruptly and without fanfare.
  • Example: There’s no other way to go about your online dating addiction. Just delete all the dating apps on your phone and quit cold turkey.

3. Get someone’s goat

  • When you get (or steal) a goat owned by somebody else, of course that person would get mad. But the origin of this idiom is far more interesting than that. Meaning: To upset, irritate or anger someone.
  • Example: The way she's always correcting other people really gets my goat!

4. Running around like a headless chicken

  • Such a weird comparison, isn’t it?. But did you know that when a chicken’s head is chopped off, it still runs about in a panic for a couple of seconds or so before dying? That’s the origin of this expression. Meaning: To run around doing a lot of things in a disorganized, ineffective manner.
  • Example: After failing to take her equipment to the lab, Lizzie ran around like a headless chicken while trying to conduct her experiment.

5. Turn turtle

  • Have you ever seen an upside-down turtle struggling to get back on its feet?? That’s the imagery this idiom wants to depict. Meaning: To flip over; to turn upside down.
  • Example: The streets are so slippery today I was worried our car would turn turtle

6. More holes than a Swiss cheese

  • Not all Swiss cheeses have holes in it, but this is what mostly everyone thinks of when we think of Swiss cheese. So if an argument or a story has more holes than this, it’s definitely got a lot of issues.. Meaning: Something that has a lot of faults and problems.
  • Example: The new movie’s plot has more holes than a Swiss cheese.

7. Couch potato

  • Imagine a potato lies on the couch all day without doing anything. Meaning: A person who does not lead an active life and would rather stay on the couch, watching TV.
  • Example: My younger sister is a great couch potato; she can watch TV 24 hours a day.

8. Go bananas

  • This idiom got its inspiration from apes who go crazy when given bananas. Meaning: To go wild, to go crazy with excitement or other extreme emotions.
  • Example: Tony went bananas over the presents that his parents got him for Christmas. is a website that provides you with Entertainment information and creative ideas to refresh your days. To know more about funny idioms and learn English by updating English news, visit our funny stories daily. 
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