Interesting English Idioms
Updated: Nov 29, 2021
Although some idioms in English are used in a similar sense as in Turkish, most of them have their own usage and can remain quite interesting and abstract when fully translated. Here are some of these idioms;
A Smart Cookie
This idiom, which sounds rather odd with its translation of “a smart cookie,” is used to describe someone being smart and alert.
Take a Chill Pill
“Chill Pill” is an idiom that has become a common usage after the 90s; It is said to someone in a situation where they need to calm down, relax.
Going Cold Turkey
We use this idiom when we are trying to quit a harmful habit all of a sudden, without any preparation.
Under the Weather
“Under the weather” is a phrase we use when we feel sick and unwell. This idiom is claimed to have been popularized by sailors in the 1800s.
Once in a Blue Moon
The exact equivalent of this idiom in Turkish means "once a month a year". Its full English translation is “Once in a blue moon”.
Have a Sweet Tooth
This usage, which literally means "to have a sweet tooth", is actually used to express a fondness for sweets.