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Learn English: Idioms and Metaphors.

The English language is full of metaphors and similes. This podcast looks at a different, commonly-used idiom or metaphor each episode. Each season has an overall theme for the idioms and metaphors, including sports, body, weather, disaster, and war metaphors and idioms.

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Episodes

Last thing you expect
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Lose it
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Not for the faint of heart
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Miss the boat
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The lights are on, but nobody's home
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Keep your own counsel
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Jump the gun
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Have designs on
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Don't give up your day job
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Fall on deaf ears
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Easier said than done
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Play devil's advocate
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Old school
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Knock on wood
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Hot Potato
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Hill to die on
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Dig your own grave
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a dime a dozen
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Dead as a doornail
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Cost an arm and a leg
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Cool as a cucumber
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Cut to the chase
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Blow off steam
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Beat around the bush
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Bite the bullet
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Count your blessings
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Blessing in disguise
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Take with a grain of salt
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Get out of hand
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Not rocket science
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Follow the herd
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Put through its paces
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Punch down
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Punch above your weight
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Hands are tied
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Green Thumb
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Go bananas!
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Go along with
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Fish for compliments
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Fall apart
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Egg on your face
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Egg on
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Eat your own words
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Drown out
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Drown in
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Cry wolf
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Call it quits (2)
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4 Call it quits
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3 Buckle up
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2 Break Into (2)
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1 Break into (version 1)
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30 Thaw
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29 Make your blood run cold
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28 Left Numb
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27 Ice in your veins
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6.26 Left out in the cold
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6.25 Ice cold
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6.24 Freeze up
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6.23 Freeze (2)
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6.22 Freeze (1)
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6.21 Stay Frosty
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6.20 Frosty Reception
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6.19 Frosty
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6.18 Cool head
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6.17 Cold reception
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6.16 Send a chill
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6.15 For relations to chill
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6.14 Chilling
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6.13 Chill / Chill out
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6.12 Warm Welcome
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6.11 Warm Relationship
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6.10 Warm Reception (version 2)
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6.9 Warm Reception (version 1)
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6.8 Warm personalilty
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6.7 Warm hug
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6.6 Hot Under the Collar
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6.5 Hot Head
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6.4 Heated Discussion
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6.3 Fiery Temper
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6.2 Fiery Speech
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6.1 Blazing Row
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5.8 Wildfire
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5.7 Tremors
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5.6 Floodgates
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5.5 Landslide
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5.4 Flood
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5.3 On fire
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5.2 Erupt
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5.1 Political earthquake
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Windfall
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Under the Weather
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A rain check
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Storm Out
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3.7 Stormy
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3.6 A perfect storm
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3.5 Gloomy
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3.4 Dawn
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3.3 Clouded judgement
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4.2 Bright
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4.1 A breath of fresh air
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Two left feet
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Red-handed
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Pull someone’s leg
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Knucklehead
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3.10 Hot head
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3.9 Heart of Gold
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3.8 Hairy
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3.7 Golden tongue
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3.6 Guts
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3.5 Cool Head
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3.4 Cold Feet
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3.3 Broken Heart
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3.2 Big mouth
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3.1 Big head
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2.16 Throw in the towel
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2.15 Take the wind out of someone’s sails
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2.14 Slam Dunk
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2.12 Rookie
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2.11 Play ball
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2.10 Pitch an idea
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2.9 Own Goal
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Knockout
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Kick Off
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2.6 Hurdle
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2.5 A false start
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2.4 Curveball
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2.3 Big Hit
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Season 2.2 The ball’s in <someone’s> court
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Season 2: Sports idioms - Ballpark
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A snake in the grass
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A black sheep
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Pig
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Flock
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Foxy/a fox
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A fish out of water
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A catch
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As slippery as an eel
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Dinosaur
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Chicken
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Catty
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Raining cats and dogs
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Put the cat among the pigeons
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To sing like a canary / to rat
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Bullheaded
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Early bird and Night owl
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