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English lesson – Idioms using the word ‘Mother’

 In this Mother’s Day special English lesson, you are going to learn some new idioms using the word ‘mother’ in them. These idioms could be used in your day to day life to improve your English speaking skills.

At your mother’s knee:

Means something you learned when you were a child.
Example: She learned to sing at her mother’s knee.

Experience is the mother of wisdom:

This idiom is used to mean that people learn from what happens to them. Experience gives you wisdom over a period of time.
Example: You will never understand the love parents have for their children until you get your own children. Experience is really the mother of wisdom.

Face (that) only a mother could love:

A very ugly face.
Example: Sarah is unattractive! She has a face that only a mother could love.

He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin:

This is a proverb which means that if you intend to marry a woman, first try to win her mother on your side.
Example: Listen Joe, if you want to marry Nancy, try to impress her mother first and be sure that she is on your side. He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.

Like mother, like daughter:

This is a proverb which means that daughters or sons resemble their mothers.
Example: Richa is so calm for her age. Like mother, like daughter.

Necessity is the mother of invention:

This proverb means that when people really need to do something, they will find a way to do it.
Example: When Jessica’s pen had run out of ink, she used her lipstick to write a short note to her husband who was at work.

The mother of all:

An extreme example which is the biggest, most impressive, or most important of its kind.
Example: Failure is the mother of all success.

We hope this Mother’s Day special English lesson has helped you learn some new Idioms and proverbs with the word ‘Mother’. Use them in your daily English conversation to improve your English speaking skills.

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