6 English Idioms About Life (EFL)

idioms about life

1. The Best Things in Life are Free

This popular idiom applies to things in life that are exceptionally beautiful or delightful but are also free.

e.g. I love going to the beach and climbing mountains, it always reminds me that the best things in life are free!

2. Lead a Double Life
People go to great lengths to hide activities that are taboo, and they work hard to seem normal.

e.g. It turned out that John was leading a double life, he had a secret wife and 2 kids!

3. Larger Than Life

This idiom defines celebrities, literary characters and high-profile individuals who seem to lead lives that are more interesting than most. It also applies to situations and objects that are extraordinary or impressive in scale.

e.g. Juan has always been larger than life, everybody knows who he is and he’s always the most fun at parties.

4. It’s a Dog’s Life
Life is not always fun and games. When there’s too much work to do, this is a good idiom to use.

e.g. I had a day off today, but I had to clean the house – it’s a dog’s life for me!

5. Spring to Life

This simple idiom implies that an object, person or thing quickly becomes active.

e.g. I gave the plant some water and it suddenly sprang to life. 

6. Life in the Fast Lane
Some people prefer a wild, dangerous or carefree life. This idiom describes them perfectly.

e.g. John will never live a “normal” lifestyle, he loves to live his life in the fast lane.

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