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Magoosh Comics: Fun With Idioms, Part 4

Welcome to the fourth Magoosh Comic on idioms. As I’ve mentioned before, idioms are fun, informal phrases and expressions. They’re useful in every day English conversation, and they can also be used on the TOEFL. Like my last three posts, this post contains a list of idioms, a comic strip that shows the idioms in context, and a special learning activity at the end. Enjoy!


The idioms:

  • feeling blue
  • in over one’s head
  • in the black
  • in the red
  • keep one’s fingers crossed
  • low blow

The Magoosh Comic:


The activity:

Read the comic. The idioms from the list are underlined. Then try to guess the meaning of each idiom, based on the context. Check your answers in the idiom dictionary at To find the idioms, look them up by the first letter of the first word in each idiom. (To find the correct first letter, use the list above the comic, not the comic itself!)

Previous posts in this series:

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