Here is a list of classic English clichés:



a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step

another day, another dollar

art imitates life

ballpark figure

between a rock and a hard place

blue sky thinking

boggles the mind

breaking news

get a life

get on the same page

go Ballistic

I hear what you’re saying …

it’s not rocket science

learning Curve

movers and shakers

move the goalposts

my two cents


no pain, no gain

paradigm shift

perfect storm

poster child for

pushing the envelope

take a reality check

run it up the flagpole and see if someone salutes it

singing from the same hymn sheet


take it to the next level

the fact of the matter is

the jury is still out on that one

the rest is history

thinking outside the box

touch base

what part of _____________ don’t you understand?

when life throws you lemons, make lemonade!


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