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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.


Here is one that may surprise you, if you haven't heard it before. It is used when you want to tell someone something, but don't want to tell them how you found out about it.

Here is an example: Jon tells Sally that his company is doing really well. Sally tells her friend Joan to buy stock in the company. When Joan asks how Sally knows to do so, Sally says A little bird told me.

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