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Seven Spooky Idioms

Spooky season is officially here! This weekend in the UK we are busy carving pumpkins, creating costumes, and choosing the best scary movies to watch 🎃👻👀


So now is a great time to learn our top 7 halloween-related idioms and give your English vocabulary a boost. (Don't worry though, you can use these phrases any time of year!) Read on to find out more...



1. Drop dead gorgeous

If you describe someone as drop-dead gorgeous, you mean that they are so beautiful that everyone will notice them.

I think Naomi Campbell is a drop dead gorgeous model!


2. Skeleton in the closet

This refers to an embarrassing or shameful secret that a person wants to keep hidden.

Most families have one or two skeletons in the closet.


4. Dig your own grave

When you do something that could cause you harm, we say you are digging your own grave.

She dug her own grave when she made fun of the boss.


3. Like a bat out of hell