Discover Common English Idioms in Movies & TV Shows
Welcome to Movie Idioms — a collection of English idiomatic expressions from feature films, TV shows, sitcoms, cartoons, and other audio-visual media. This website is for English language learners, teachers, film students, movie buffs, and anyone interested in the language of film.
Browse through the lists of idioms to learn meanings of common English idioms and phrases with real examples from the big screen and television.
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All of the English idiomatic expressions on this site are organized alphabetically from A to Z.
The idiom lists are updated every month with new expressions from movies and TV shows.
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