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ICSE Class 9 Grammar Revision Notes for Idioms and Phrases

Idioms and Phrases

What are Idioms and Phrases?

A phrase is a group of words which represents a part of speech. 

  • The big bad wolf – Noun Phrase
  • Surprisingly good – Adjective Phrase
  • Was sleeping – Verb Phrase

When the group of words or a phrase represents an idea or a thought which has a deeper, figurative meaning, it is called an idiom

  • Wolf in sheep’s clothing – A deceptive person or a thing
  • Flesh and blood – related by blood 
  • No love lost – not on good terms

In this chapter, we shall learn some commonly used English idioms and phrases.

Idioms Related to Animals

Idioms Related to the Paranormal

Idioms Related to Food

Idioms Related to Mental State 

Idioms Related to Household Items and Miscellaneous Things