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Rhyming Words Expressions

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Speak English like a native! Here are 10 rhyming words expressions to make your English even more natural. Remember that they are to be used in an informal context only.


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.

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Fuddy-duddy

Meaning: a person who has old fashioned ideas.
Ex. People consider him old fuddy-duddy because he doesn’t like modern technology.


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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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.


Chit-chat


Meaning: an informal conversation about trivial matters.
Ex. We didn’t discuss anything important. It was just chit-chat.

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Hanky-panky

Meaning: inappropriate or dishonest behaviour.
Ex. There was a lot of hanky-panky going on at the party.


By hook or by crook


Meaning: by any possible means – honest or dishonest.
Ex. Milly was trying to get that job by hook or by crook.


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.

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Hanky-dory

Meaning: if things are hunky-dory, then everything is alright, without any problems.
Ex. Are you alright? – Yes, everything is hunky-dory

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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.

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2 Comments

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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