Learning American Idioms

can be classified as
a kind of language
to express common meanings and knowledge
of our
AMERICAN diverse CULTURES and Ways of LIFE.
American Idioms consists of groups of words
using metaphors and analogies
that are common to our American Culture
by spreading from one locale to another
via frequent uses
to convey messages of fun, anger, rhetoric,
or what have you.

 Americanisms are figurative meanings
of words or phrases
that may be literally misunderstood
as  meaning something
other than what they literally appear to convey.

may even be classified as
a Cliché, an Idiom, Colloquialism, or an Initialism.

are casual, informal words and phrases,
such as:  ”ain’t,” “gonna,” “wanna”, “youse”.

include examples such as:
“soft drink” also known as “pop”, or “soda” , or “Coke”


“The cat was let out of the bag”
“the secret is not a secret anymore;
so now,
someone or everyone knows it
so it’s not secret anymore.”

lists of examples

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I

J-K    L-M-N    O-P    Q-R-S    T-U    V-W-X-Y-Z

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