If you’re past learning the basics of the English language, you feel comfortable putting sentences together and even conversing with friends, then it might be time to “step up your game.” In other words – you’re ready to advance your English speaking skills to the next level. One easy way to do this is by learning a few common idioms.

Idioms are phrases that don’t translate word-for-word. Instead, their meanings are implied, based on the context of a situation. Idioms add a layer of humor or drama to any conversation, and they’re used quite frequently. So if you’re an intermediate-level student and you’d like to start learning some of the most common English idioms, check out the infographic below.

common idioms