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An idiom is a widely used saying or expression that contains a figurative meaning that is different from the phrase's literal meaning.

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Here are some idioms:

The best of both worlds: means you can enjoy two different opportunities at the same time.
Example: By working part-time and looking after her kids two days a week she managed to get the best of both worlds.

See eye to eye: this means agreeing with someone.
Example: They finally saw eye to eye on the business deal.

Once in a blue moon: an event that happens infrequently.
Example: I only go to the cinema once in a blue moon.

When pigs fly: something that will never happen.
Example: When pigs fly she’ll tidy up her room.

To cost an arm and a leg: something is very expensive.
Example: Fuel these days costs and arm and a leg.

A piece of cake: something very easy.
Example: The English test was a piece of cake.

Let the cat out of the bag: to accidentally reveal a secret.
Example: “I let the cat out of the bag about their wedding plans.”

You can’t judge a book by its cover: to not judge someone or something based solely on appearance.
Example: I thought this no-brand bread would be horrible, turns out you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Getting a taste of your own medicine: Being treated the same unpleasant way you have treated others.
Example: When the boss experienced a harsh critique from his team, he finally got a taste of his own medicine.

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