Most Common Idiomatic Expressions with ‘Like’

✍🏻Sleep like a log
👉🏻Sleep very deeply, sleep very well

✍🏻Sell like hotcakes
👉🏻Sell very well, very quickly

✍🏻Like a fish out of water
👉🏻Completely out of place, not belonging at all

✍🏻Feel like a million
👉🏻Feel very happy

✍🏻Like a bump on a log
👉🏻Do not react in a useful of helpful way to the activities around them

✍🏻Read someone like a book
👉🏻Know exactly someone’s thinking or feelings without having to ask

✍🏻Watch someone like a Hawk
👉🏻Watch someone very carefully, especially because you expect them to do something wrong

✍🏻Fit like a glove
👉🏻It fits exactly

✍🏻Eat like a bird
👉🏻Eat only small amount of food

✍🏻Know someone or something like the back of one’s hand
👉🏻Know very well, in every detail

Teacher: Paul, what is the chemical formula of water?
Paul: H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O
Teacher: What is this?
Paul: Well, you said it is H2O!


Teacher : Mike, get up! How can you sleep in my class? 
Mike : I can Mr, if you keep your voice down. 

Teacher : Where does God live? 
Little boy : I think he lives in our bathroom. 
Teacher: Why do you say that? 
Little boy: Well, every morning my daddy bangs on the door and says, 'God, are you still in there?' 

Teacher: "Annie! stop showing off! Do you think you are the teacher of this class?"
Annie: "No, Miss."
Teacher: "Then stop acting like a fool!" 

Pupil: "Sir, Would you mind e-mailing my exam results to my parents?" 
Teacher: "But your parents don't have a computer." 
Pupil: "Exactly!" 


A student to his teacher: "I haven't got no pencil." 
Teacher, correcting him: "You don't have any pencil. He doesn't have any pencils. We don't have any pencils."
Student, with a look of astonishment: "Where have all the pencils gone?"


Teacher to girl: "Why are you late?"
Girl: "I started late from home".
Teacher: "Why didn't you start early?"
Girl: "By the time I woke up, it was too late to start early"

Teacher to the student: Why are you tearing up your homework copy?
Student: To keep the elephants away. 
Teacher: But there are no elephants here. 
Student: See how effective it is!

Teacher: You weren't at school last Friday, Robert. I heard you were at the movie theatre. 
Robert: That's not true, sir. And I've got the tickets from the football game to prove it.

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