Idioms about EARTH

Hi English learners.Welcome to a new lesson. We will go through 10 idioms about earth.

Here is the list:

  • Move heaven and earth
  • Salt of the earth
  • On the face of the earth
  • Back/down to Earth
  • To earth up
  • Go to the ends of the earth
  • Cost the earth
  • Heaven on earth
  • Hell on earth
  • Earth-shattering

Move heaven and earth

Meaning: to do whatever it takes to achieve something.

  • When his dog got lost, Brian moved heaven and earth to find it.
  • Celia moved heaven and earth to get that job.

Salt of the earth

 Meaning: an exceptionally good, kind and honest person.

  • Mark is a hard-working, honest man. He’s the salt of the earth.
  • Being a great benefactor of a charity, he deserved to be considered the salt of the earth.

On the face of the earth

Meaning: used to describe something as the best, the biggest, etc. in the world.

  • When his son won the Olympic medal, he was the proudest man on the face of the earth.
  • No man on the face of the earth could explain Maths better than our Maths teacher.

Back/down to Earth

Meaning: to face the reality.

  • After her holiday in Thailand, Julia had to come back to earth and start working again.
  • Kevin came back down to earth when his boss told him he was fired.

To earth up

Meaning: to cover a plant with soil in order to protect it from cold or similar.

  • They earthed up the plant gently to protect it from frost.
  • You mustn’t forget to earth up the roots firmly when you plant the trees.

Go to the ends of the earth

Meaning: to do everything in your power to achieve something.

  • Peter loved his children so much that he would go to the ends of the earth to make them happy.
  • She would go to the ends of the earth to be with her husband.

Cost the earth

Meaning: to be very expensive.

  • These shoes look nice but they must cost the earth.
  • Fresh paint can refresh the room and won’t cost the earth.

Heaven on earth

Meaning: a pleasant and enjoyable place.

  • Believe me, if there is heaven on earth then it is the island we spent our honeymoon on.
  • Living in the village in the south of Ireland was heaven on earth for Ryan.

Hell on earth

Meaning: an extremely unpleasant situation.

  • The time he spent in prison was hell on earth.
  • The people who survived the horrors of the nazi camps described it as hell on earth.


Meaning: shocking and surprising.

  • The diagnosis was earth-shattering news.
  • If the video contains some earth-shattering pictures, you may dismiss it.
Idioms about EARTH
Idioms about EARTH

Let me take your English to the next level. If you feel that you are not making much progress with your English or as quickly as your academic or professional requirements demand, how about trying my reasonably-priced one-to-one English lessons that I can tailor to whatever needs you may have like sitting forthcoming English certification exams, or taking part in business meetings with your international colleagues, or passing your job interview in English. Book an online English lesson with me or one of my fellow certified and experienced English teachers, and see for yourself. You won’t feel let down because we are going to make sure that you have a good run for the money you are investing in your linguistic education. Waste no time and take a trial test for only 1 euro.

My Lingua Academy

My Lingua Academy is an online school of English language. We give one-on-one lessons to students of English of all ages and all levels of knowledge all around the world. With us you can prepare for written assignments and exams, attend a general or business English course, or have conversation classes with qualified English teachers who have years of experience.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: