La academia de inglés,The British Kingdom, presenta esta lista de ENGLISH IDIOMS para facilitar el aprendizaje de la lengua inglesa a sus alumnos:
An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
IN A NUTSHELL : concisely; in a few words
In a nutshell, I had a bad morning.
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE´S MOUTH: to hear about something directly from the person who has the knowlegde about it
I know for a fact Tom got fired. I heard it straight from the horse´s mouth.
NOT HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON: to have no fact or arguments to support one´s arguments or justify one´s actions
My bank says I don´t have any money in my account and they are trying to charge me overdraft fees, but they don´t have a leg to stand on.
THE APPLE DOESN´T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE: a person grows up to be very similar to his/her parents in behaviour and/or physical characteristics
Jenna´s mother is a surgeon and her father is a doctor. Jenna will graduate from medical school next year. The apple doesn´t fall far from the tree.
The British Kingdom, Academia de inglés.