Opinion - Expressing Opinions

Dive into English idioms that relate to expressing opinions, like "think outside the box" and "take it from me".







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English idioms related to Opinion
the thing is

used at the start of one's explanation or excuse

for what it is worth

used before a comment or opinion to indicate that the speaker is sharing it, even though they may not be sure of its value or significance

set in one's ways

to refuse to change one's opinions, behaviors, habits, etc.

to speak one's mind

to express one's opinions in an honest or fearless way

to shift one's ground

to adopt a different opinion or point of view, particularly a contradictory one

to think little of sb

to have a negative or unfavorable opinion or perception of that person

to think nothing of sth

to think that something is normal, easy, unimportant, etc., particularly while others think it to be wrong, strange, difficult, important, etc.

to think outside the box

to think in a creative way in order to come up with original solutions

in a new light

to perceive or regard someone or something with a new perspective, particularly one that is positive

take it from me

used to advise someone to trust one's judgment or experience concerning a particular matter

to take it from someone

used to tell someone to accept the word or advice of someone else, particularly someone who is older or more experienced

gut feeling

a belief that is strong, yet without any explainable reason

a word to the wise

used before advising someone or giving them a warning

to run deep

(of a feeling, problem, or belief) to be really strong or troublesome due to having existed for a long time

straight from the shoulder

saying what is in one's mind in a very forceful yet honest manner

to (the best of) my knowledge

used when one is about to say something that is only based on information they have

to shoot off one's mouth

to continuously talk about something, in a way that seems foolish or careless

in one's bad books

in a state in which one is disliked by someone

in one's good books

in a state in which someone is very pleased with one

to change one's tune

to change one's opinion or behavior toward something

to know where sb stand

to have an understanding of how one is viewed or valued by another person

to not have a good word to say for sth

to have a very negative opinion about someone or something and to be unable to say anything positive or complimentary about them

to hold one's tongue

to refrain from speaking or expressing one's thoughts or opinions

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