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What Is An Idiom...?

An idiom is an expression consisting of a combination of words

that have a figurative meaning. The figurative meaning is
comprehended in regard to a common use of the expression
that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the
words of which it is made. Idioms are numerous and they occur
frequently in all languages. There are estimated to be at least
25,000 idiomatic expressions in the English language.
Can I Use Idioms In My Essay...?

Students are encouraged to use idioms in PT3 and SPM

examinations. Using relevant and suitable idioms in an
essay will help students to get a better mark for their

Don't simply use idioms just for the sake of getting better
grades for your essay paper, this will backfire if the
idioms you use are irrelevant or out of place.

You can use idioms in the beginning paragraph or in the

body paragraph or in the closing paragraph. It all
depends on the topic and suitability of the idioms used.

Be careful not to over-do it. You might be impressed but

it does not necessarily mean the examiner would be.

Do not use idioms when writing formal letters or business


So, for a better grade use at least three idioms. If you

can't write three at least write one idiom in the closing

Sample Sentences With Idioms...

1. The suffering Adam went through in life was
actually a blessing in disguise for it has taught him to
be prudent and thrifty with his finances.

2. Many obese Malaysians are actually couch potatoes.

They just like to sit and eat on a couch all day long
watching movies without moving an inch.
3. Students who like to drag their feet will not be able to
finish their school project on time.
4. Students need to widen their horizons in order to face
the challenges of globalisation.
5. People who like to be mules for drug traffickers must
learn to face the music if caught by the authorities.
6. Sam has a gut feeling that something bad is going to
happen today.
7. Parents need to have a heart to heart talk with their
teenage children often. This will help them to understand
the emotional turmoil their teenage children are going
through better.
8. Reading helps a person to be knowledgeable about his
surroundings and not be in the dark.
9. Parents need to keep an eye on their children's after
school activities.
10.We packed our things and headed to the remote village in
Lembing. The journey was quite challenging and
dangerous but we managed to steer clear of
danger and reached the village safe and sound.
1. My father and mother are always at loggerheads, they
never once agreed on anything, always pointing
fingers at one another over silly matters.
2. Sandy was on cloud nine as she got through her SPM
examination with flying colours.
3. After waiting for six long years, Pat and Mandy
finally tied the knot. Their parents gave them an out of
this world wedding reception as a wedding gift.

4. Henry is quite wrapped up with his construction work.

He just can't afford to take a break or put up his
feet even for a second.

5. Miranda has put on weight after giving birth to her baby

girl. She plans to work out more to shed the
extra pounds.