Funny Idioms! An idiom is an everyday figure of speech or metaphorical expression whose meaning cannot be taken literary. In this lesson, you will learn a list of Funny idioms in English you can use in your daily life.
20 Funny Idioms in English
1.The lights are on, but nobody’s home
Meaning: This person isn’t very smart.
Example: I didn’t know she is so stupid! The lights are on, but nobody’s home.
2. When pigs fly
Example: Bill will give your books back when pigs fly, so forget about them.
3. To pig out
Meaning: Imagine how pigs eat – they eat a lot, and they eat quickly, right? So this idiom in English means “to eat a lot at one time; to overeat.”
Example: She was pigging out on ice cream and sobbing when I came home.
4. As Cool As a Cucumber
Meaning: very calm, especially when this is surprising
Example: She walked in as cool as a cucumber, as if nothing had happened.
5. Hold Your Horses
Meaning: wait! stop and think!
Example: Just hold your horses, Bill! Let’s think about this for a moment.
6. Kick the Bucket
Meaning: a euphemism meaning “to die”
Example: Charlie finally kicked the bucket. He had cancer, you know.
7. Everything but the kitchen sink
Meaning: This idiom in English means “everything that you can think of; every possible thing” in a given situation.
Example: He used to order everything but the kitchen sink when he went out to dinner and then pig out alone.
8. Put a sock in it
Meaning: This is a rather old (and outdated) idiom that means “be quiet; stop talking.” It is a rude way to tell someone to be quiet.
Example: You’ve been talking non-stop for an hour. Put a sock in it!
9. To have Van Gogh’s ear for music
Meaning: unable to understand and differentiate musical tones
Example: Please, don’t let Betty sing again! She has Van Gogh’s ear for music.
10. To have a cast iron stomach
Meaning: able to eat anything without suffering bad consequences
Example: Sam has a cast iron stomach! He’s eaten two big burgers, a dozen hot chicken wings, and a huge container of ice cream, and he’s feeling great!
11. To drink like a fish
Meaning: to habitually drink a lot of alcohol
Example: I don’t know what to do. For the past six months, he’s been drinking like a fish.
12. Use your loaf
Meaning: A loaf is a quantity of bread that is shaped into a certain form and then baked. But in this idiom, the word “loaf” refers to a person’s head – in other words, the brain. So “use your loaf” means to use your brain; to think about something.
Example: Oh, Jim…When will you start to use your loaf, for God’s sake?
13. Finger-lickin’ good
Meaning: so tasty you want to lick your fingers after eating
Example: Her Christmas turkey is always finger-lickin’ good.
14. Until you’re blue in the face
Meaning: until you’re completely exhausted.
Example: You can tell her to clean her room until you are blue in the face, but she won’t do it.
15. Storm in a Teacup (u.k)
Meaning: a lot of unnecessary anger and worry about a matter that is not important.
Example: My brother and sister had a big argument about the television yesterday, but it was just a storm in a teacup.
16. Bob’s Your Uncle
Meaning: And that’s all there is to it; there you have it
Example: Just tell them you’re a friend of mine and, Bob’s your uncle, you’ll get the job.
17. Head In The Clouds
Meaning: living in a fantasy, dreaming.
Example: He’s not right for this role, he has his head in the clouds.
18. Dead As A Doornail
Meaning: completely dead.
Example: The fox in the road was as dead as a doornail.
19. A Piece Of Cake (Food idioms)
Meaning: something very easy to do.
Example: The test was a piece of cake.
20. Heart In Your Mouth
Meaning: feeling nervous or scared.
Example: My heart’s in my mouth ever time it rings.
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Saturday 26th of February 2022
I can't find anything good for my school competition.😭😭😭
Hoang Mai Hoa
Sunday 31st of October 2021
"The spectator sees more of the game" What does it mean?
Thursday 8th of April 2021
BOB's my Uncle? have never heard this in the US in 60 years I have lived here. Where do they say this?
Saturday 12th of June 2021
UK...all the time it's a really common one although a little bit outdated now
Darious P.M. Wehyee
Tuesday 30th of March 2021
I LOVE THESE IDIOMS LIKE CRAZY AND I HOPE TO RECEIVE MORE ARTICLES .
Thursday 4th of February 2021
The origin of these idioms would be good to know. My students enjoy learning where these idioms come from and how they evolved