English Expressions Explained!
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What is the meaning behind English IDIOMS, and where do they come from?
Join Professor Potts and a MILLION users to discover the secret history of HUNDREDS of beautifully illustrated English idioms, from "Achilles’ heel" to "Wrong side of bed".
WHAT IS AN IDIOM?
An idiom is an expression or term that is unique to a language, whose meaning can not be understood by reading the words. The origins of these unusual phrases are astonishing, poetic, bizarre and sometime mysterious.
WHO IS THIS APP FOR?
English Idioms Illustrated is enjoyed by English students, teachers and enthusiasts alike. The origin and meaning of each idiom is masterfully illustrated and explained by Professor Potts. Download now to see for yourself!
WHAT IDIOMS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are 35 free idioms.
If you want more idioms, you need to make an in-app purchase for the whole collection…and support the author/artist !!!
Currently there are 250 idioms including:
Bite the bullet
Cross the Rubicon
In a nutshell
Jump on the bandwagon
Mad as a hatter
No holds barred
Once in a blue moon
Salt of the earth
Turn over a new leaf
Up to scratch
Wild goose chase
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ARTIST
Professor Potts is a dashing investigator who loves nothing more than jet-setting around the world exploring scientific mysteries. His butler has a PhD in nuclear science and his dog will only eat bones from the Jurassic period.
Aidan Potts -his alter ego- has a slightly more tedious biography. Aidan was born in London 1963 and 6 months later he moved to Nigeria, followed by Bogota, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Tripoli, Libya and the Turks and Caicos. He studied History of Art at University College London, then began working as an illustrator for the British press. Among his books are “Uneversaurus” and “The Smash Smash Truck”.
This app was built by Alex Owen- Hill
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Version 3.0.5 has lowered the age restriction and has a new lower price.
The upgrade is free to all those with paid version 3.0.0.
NOTE TO USERS OF 2.0 the app will be free to all from the 3nd April to the 9th April.
This is so we can allow previous paying customers to get the full version in in-app purchase they paid for.
Version 3.0 was a complete rebuild, returning to the older much loved version with larger illustrations and the ability to download idioms for reading offline (without a wifi connection)..
It has 50 new strips.
If you have suggestions on how to improve the app please let us know, we appreciate your input.
Ratings and Reviews
Engaging history to teach idioms!
Thanks for this app. Plenty of people love the facts of history, will appreciate the clear, compelling illustrations, and will incidentally learn (and hopefully retain) the meanings of these non-literal sayings. The summary of what the idioms mean is concise but clear, and cuts to the chase beautifully. The accompanying illustrations also a good aide-memoire.
DO NOT PURCHASE!
I paid for the app , after I bought a new phone I tried to use the app with my only Apple ID but asking me to pay again !!! This is not fare ! Please fix then I give you five stars!
Developer Response ,
Hello I am the author, illustrator and creator of this app. As I work alone with limited funds I am prone to making mistakes. I am very, very sorry for the loss of data which means previous buyers of the app can no longer access the full version. I take customer satisfaction very seriously and you can contact me through the app, the Facebook page, my website or by emailing me at profpotts@professorpotts .com. I will refund you in full, or supply you with a free version of the app. I don’t want anyone to feel ripped off. Once again my sincere apologies and please could you edit your comment to reflect my genuine attempt to do the right thing. Many thanks Aidan Potts
To start with it has a good definition of idiom and examples to back it up. There are of course many more but as an introduction to the concept and helping non native speakers of English who are baffled by them it is a start. Let us have lots more because their origin is interesting to English speakers.
The developer, Aidan Potts, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Aidan Potts
- 73.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Aidan Potts
- In-App Purchases
- English Idioms Illustrated Full Version $5.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.