English phrasal verbs and idioms in songs

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eye of the tiger
"Roar" by Katy Perry
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to be focused, confident and fierce as a tiger
keep your eyes on smth
"Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON
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to watch someone or something; to monitor someone or something closely
sweep off your feet
"Thinking out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
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to fall in love in a short amount of time; to be completely taken by someone
to hit the road
"Hit the road Jack" by Ray Charles
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to leave a place or begin a journey
poker face
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
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an impassive expression that hides one's true feelings
bit off more than you could chew
"My Way" by Frank Sinatra
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try to do/achieve something that is too difficult for you
what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson
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being able to grow and learn out of negative experiences
to fall in love
"Thinking out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
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to be very attracted by someone and begin to love them
to act up
"Single Ladies" by Beyonce
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to behave badly
to bite your tongue
"Roar" by Katy Perry
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to stop oneself from saying something
to go down in flames
"Blank Space" by Taylor Swift
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to fail spectacularly; to crash something
to be the sharpest tool in the shed
"All Star" by Smash Mouth
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a sarcastic way to say that someone is not intelligent enough
out of the blue
"Someone like you" by Adele
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something that is completely unexpected
to get smth off the chest
"Secrets" by OneRepublic
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to tell someone about something that has been worrying you or making you feel guilty for a long time
to take a bow
"Take a Bow" by Rihanna
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to aknowledge or praise
to cry a river
"Cry me a river" by Justin Timberlake
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to weep profusely or excessively in the presence of another person
to let it be
"Let it be" by the Beatles
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to leave something to happen
to read between the lines
"Read between the Lines" by Frank Sinatra
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look for or discover a meaning that is implied rather than explicitly stated
water under the bridge
"Water under the bridge" by Adele
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used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important
to burn the bridges
"Cry me a river" by Justin Timberlake
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to do something that cannot be easily undone or reversed in the future; to end a relationship
beat it
"Beat it" by Michael Jackson
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to leave a place quickly
bad blood
"Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift
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feelings of hate between people because of arguments in the past
to earn stripes
"Roar" by Katy Perry
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to prove that one is deserving of a particular position or designation
to have nothing to lose
"Alejandro" by Lady Gaga
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to be in a bad situation that cannot become worse

Phrasal verbs and idioms

If you were wondering what is a phrasal verb, you will learn it now! The phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb and another word, usually an adverb or preposition. The meaning of a phrasal verb is not always obvious. The phrasal verbs are often used by natives, that is why it is important to learn them. What is an idiom? It is also a group of words that form a figurative meaning together. You can often hear them in a song with idioms. They are used a lot in lyrics and conversations. You should learn them in order to understand what they mean and know how to use them by yourself.

Learn phrasal verbs and idioms with VocApp

VocApp is the perfect platform to learn phrasal verbs and idioms and remember them forever! In this free lesson, you will be introduced to a phrasal verbs list and idioms from songs. These musical idioms will be easy to understand and remember because each of them is taken from a song with idioms. We are sure you have already heard these songs with idioms but did not realize that their lyrics include many phrasal verbs and popular idioms. We will give you some idiom examples: poker face, eye of the tiger, etc. with audio and explanation so you will understand how to use and pronounce them. You will also learn some common phrasal verbs, like act up using the song with idioms and phrasal verbs. You will understand the meanings of common expressions, such as fall in love, hit the road, let it be or take a bow with the songs with idioms. These common phases will make your speech sound more natural and interesting. You can use this free lesson of songs with idioms as an idioms and phrasal verbs dictionary.

Examples of songs with idioms that you will hear in the lesson

Here are some of the songs with idioms that will help you learn common expressions:
  • 1. "Thinking out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
  • 2. "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
  • 3. "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
  • 4. "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift
  • 5. "Someone like you" by Adele
You will remember them really easily due to the fact that every song with idioms we chose is very popular. For more songs with common phrasal verbs and idioms, proceed to our other lesson: Learn phrasal verbs with songs! It also contains song lyrics with common phrases that include phrasal verbs. Master these common expressions to impress the natives with your speech! Choose VocApp for easy and effective learning!

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