Funny English Idioms!

We get it, idioms are weird, and often have nothing to do with their literal meaning. But here is a list of ten of the funniest English idioms and how to use them!


  1. The lights are on but nobody’s home– used to describe a stupid person

Example: She really has no clue- the lights are on but nobody’s home!

  1. When pigs fly– about something that will never happen

Example: Yea, right! You will get Taylor Swift to ask you on a date when pigs fly!

  1. To pig out– to eat a lot very quickly

Example: After the marathon, the runners pigged out at a dinner buffet.

  1. Everything but the kitchen sink– almost everything has been included

Example: Maria was trying so hard to get the question right, she was throwing out everything but the kitchen sink!

  1. To put a sock in it– to tell someone noisy to be quiet

Example: Jane was yelling while I was studying so I told her to put a sock in it.

  1. To have a cast iron stomach– to have no problems eating or drinking anything

Example: I think I would be sick if I ate all that food, but Joe seems to have a cast iron stomach.

  1. To drink like a fish– to drink heavily

Example: The group at the bar seems to being having a party and you can tell he’s the birthday boy because he is drinking like a fish!

  1. Use your loaf– use your head, think smart

Example: Come on Parker, use your loaf! I know you can solve this problem!

  1. Finger lickin’ good– extremely tasty

Example: My mom makes the best steak! It’s finger lickin’ good!