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3 Idioms About Earth

April 22 is Earth Day.

This is the perfect day to share some idioms about ‘earth’ that are used in English. 


#1 down to earth

earth idioms - down to earthIf you say that someone is down-to-earth, you approve of the fact that they concern themselves with practical things and actions and are realistic, rather than thinking about abstract theories or being pretentious. This used to indicate approval.

  • Gloria is probably the most down-to-earth person I've ever met.

#2 What on earth?

Earth-Idioms_what-on-earthThis is used for showing surprise. 

  • What on earth is going on in there?
  • What on earth are you talking about?  

#3 to (go to) the ends of the earth

Earth-Idioms__to-the-ends-of-the-earthTo do everything possible to achieve something.

  • I'd go to the ends of the earth to be with him.

Do you want to learn more idioms?  At the ELI at Pace University, we have lots of fun elective courses, including IDIOMS.

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