In the previous lesson, we showed that an idiom is a special phrase that has got a typical meaning different from the meaning of the words forming the phrase. Idioms reflect the semantic riches of the language.
Here are some famous idioms in English:
A. Walk of life:
Example: Our products target people from different walks of life.
Meaning: – a job that a person does
or – a position / status that a person helds within society.
B. Worried sick:
Example: My parents were worried sick about my scores!
Meaning: be very worried.
C. For free:
Example: I got this t-shirt for free!
Meaning: without payment or cost.
D. The pros and cons:
Example: We should study the pros and cons of such a decision.
Meaning: The advantages and disadvantages of something.