Idioms to express Emotions

Here are some emotional idioms to tell people whether you’re happy, sad or angry.

To blow ones top

Meaning – (verb) to lose one’s temper, to become mad quickly

Example Sentences –
I caught my boyfriend with another woman. I was so mad that I blew my top and kicked him out of the house.

To get cold feet –

Meaning – to suddenly become too frightened to do something you had planned to do, especially something important such as getting married

Example Sentence – I’m worried she may be getting cold feet about our trip to Panama.

To be sick and tired

Meaning – to be angry and bored because something unpleasant has been happening for too long

Example sentence
You’ve been giving me the same old excuses for months and I’m sick and tired of hearing them!

To ring a bell

Meaning – If something rings a bell, it reminds you of something you have heard before, though you may not be able to remember it very well. A name may ring a bell, so you know you have heard the name before, but cannot place it properly.

Example Sentence –
Does what I just said ring a bell?

To hate someone’s guts

Meaning – If you hate someone’s guts, you dislike them very much indeed.

Example sentence –
Oh, Bob is terrible. I hate his guts! You may hate my guts for saying so, but I think you’re getting gray hair.

To give the cold shoulder

Meaning – to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand

Example sentence –
What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party.

Down in the dumps

Meaning – Someone who is very unhappy with someone or something.

Example sentence –
She’s down in the dumps because all her friends are out of town.

Worried sick

Meaning – Some one who is really worried or Extremely anxious

Example sentence –
Her parents were worried sick when she didn’t come home all night.

Bored to death

Meaning – to make someone lose interest in something completely

Example sentence –
John was bored to death by the stories Amy told.

In the seventh heaven

Meaning – To be in a very happy state.

Example sentence –
Ann was really in seventh heaven when she got a car of her own.

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