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Rhyming Words Expressions

Hi dear English learners! Learn to speak English like a native! Here are 30 rhyming words expressions to help you enrich your vocabulary and make your English even more natural. 

All’s well that ends well

Meaning: when a difficult situation ends with a positive outcome.

Ex. There was an accident on the road, but luckily nobody got injured. All’s well that ends well.

Big wig

Meaning: an important and powerful person.

Ex. Headwaiter: “Be careful how you’re setting the tables. Some of the local bigwigs are coming for dinner.“

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Birds of a feather flock together

Meaning: the idiom refers to people who have similar characters or attitudes.

Ex. Every Saturday bikers from around the city gather in this park. You know what they say: birds of a feather flock together.

Brain drain

Meaning: the situation in which educated people move to another country because of better work and living conditions.

Ex. Many highly skilled people have joined the brain drain in the past decade because of the crisis in the country.

By hook or by crook

Meaning: by all possible means – honest or dishonest.

Ex. Milly was trying to get that job by hook or by crook.

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Chit-chat

Meaning: an informal conversation about trivial matters.

Ex. We didn’t discuss anything important. It was just chit-chat.

Eager beaver

Meaning: a person who is ready and willing to work very hard.

Ex. My children do their chores like eager beavers when I promise to take them to the Zoo.

Fat cat

Meaning: a person who is paid too much for their work, especially if they don’t deserve it.

Ex. The fat cats in that company got a salary increase again, and workers didn’t.

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Flip-flop

Meaning: rubber open shoes made of rubber sole and two straps. You usually wear them when it’s hot.

Ex. It’s so hot. I’ll take my flip-flops.

A friend in need is a friend indeed

Meaning: a friend who is there for you when you need him / her most is a real friend.

Ex.  Mark helped me a lot when I was lying in hospital. I’ll never forget that. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Gloom and doom

Meaning: a feeling of depression and hopelessness.

Ex. During the economic crisis, people could see nothing but gloom and doom.

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Fuddy-duddy

Meaning: a person who has old fashioned ideas.

Ex. People consider him an old fuddy-duddy because he doesn’t like modern technology.

Hanky-dory

Meaning: if things are hunky-dory, then everything is alright, without any problems.

Ex. “Are you alright?”, “Yes, everything is hunky-dory.”

Hanky-panky

Meaning: inappropriate or dishonest behaviour.

Ex. There was a lot of hanky-panky going on at the party last night.

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Huff and puff

Meaning: be annoyed because you can’t change the situation.

Ex. Henry was huffing and puffing because it took his wife so long to put makeup on.

Hustle and bustle

Meaning: lots of noise and activity, usually in a big city.

Ex. We’re going to the country for the weekend to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Meet-and-greet

Meaning: an organized event where people come to meet and chat with a famous person.

Ex. Michele Obama was in a meet-and-greet chat show last night.

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The name of the game

Meaning: the most important quality you need for something.

Ex. What’s the name of the game for becoming a successful YouTuber?

No pain, no gain

Meaning: you have to work hard if you want to be successful.

Ex. If you want to win the marathon, you have to work really hard. No pain, no gain.

The real deal

Meaning: A genuine person or thing, with the best qualities.

Ex. According to the music magazine, that rock singer is the real deal.

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Seal the deal

Meaning: to come to an agreement.

Ex. The customer wasn’t sure at first, but a 10-year guarantee on the product sealed the deal.

Sharing is caring

Meaning: it is beneficial and very important to share things.

Ex. The recordings he shared on Twitter helped people understand what really happened. Sharing is caring! 

Sticks and stones may break my bones, (but words can never hurt me)

Meaning: used to say that unpleasant words can’t harm you.

Ex. Sara said something insulting to John and he replied: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

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Take the cake

Meaning: a person who takes the cake is the best or worst of its kind.

Ex. I’ve seen some really good chefs in my life but Jamie Oliver takes the cake.

The bee’s knees

Meaning: when something is exceptionally good.

Ex. Have you tried pizza in that Italian restaurant? It’s absolutely the bee’s knees.

Wear and tear

Meaning: after using something for some time, it usually gets damaged.

Ex. This jacket is of exceptional quality. It won’t wear and tear easily.

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When the cat’s away the mice will play

Meaning: refers to a situation when the person in authority is absent, then the others will enjoy their freedom and may take advantage of it.

Ex. After the mother told them good night and closed the door, the children jumped out of their beds. Well, when the cat’s away, the mice will play.

Wine and dine

Meaning: to entertain someone to an expensive meal.

Ex. Our manager usually takes his clients to wine and dine in that expensive restaurant when he wants to clinch a deal.

You snooze, you lose

Meaning: if you don’t do something quickly, somebody else will take advantage of the situation and do it instead of you.

Ex. If we don’t buy those bikes while they’re on sale, they’ll sell out. It’s a situation “you snooze, you lose”.

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Rhyming Words Expressions

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Ferdinando Soares · 6 Apr 2021 at 7:54 am

Thank you so much for everything. The Rhyming Words Expression are very useful for Me and the lesson you have been sent to me through my Email, the lessons were great 😊. I am glad learning English with you.😊

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