Examples of a Colloquialism

A colloquialism is an informal expression used in a formal situation. For example, someone might say “my eyeballs” instead of “eyes” or a midnight snack instead of late night meal. In formal writing, such words are inappropriate because they break the rules of standard English grammar. However, in less formal contexts like blogs or magazines—where colloquialisms use to make writing more exciting and easier to understand.

Here are some examples of sentences wherein colloquialism has been used:

  1. I have a friend who is always late.
  2. I’ll be there in a minute.
  3. You don’t have to thank me for the favor; it’s my pleasure.
  4. Let’s get together sometime soon.
  5. Let’s go out for dinner tonight.
  6. I’ve got no time for this nonsense.
  7. You’re not going anywhere.
  8. Let’s get this show on the road!
  9. Oh, I know! Let’s go to the beach!
  10. I don’t know what he’s talking about.
  11. I’ll take a look at it when I get home.
  12. You can’t go wrong with the classics.
  13. You need to get out more often.
  14. We’ve been friends forever, so I can tell you anything, right?
  15. Don’t worry about it — it’s not a big deal anyway!
  16. Sure thing — I’ll be there in 10 minutes!
  17. I just got a new car.
  18. Wow, that’s great!
  19. Yeah, it’s a beauty.
  20. Where are you going on vacation this year?
  21. I’m going to Spain for two weeks.
  22. It’s getting late; I should get going.
  23. You’re right, me too.
  24. I’m going to the dog park.
  25. I don’t care how you feel about it.
  26. It’s not fair!
  27. You should have seen her face when I told her! 
  28. I’m not sure if I have the energy to do it again.
  29. I’ve been working on it for hours!
  30. You can’t just close the door and expect everything to be okay!
  31. I’m so hungry; I could eat a horse.
  32. I’m so tired; I could sleep for a week.
  33. That’s the best thing since sliced bread!
  34. That guy has more money than God!
  35. I am not amused.
  36. Between you and me, I hope you have a great time.
  37. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to see you again.
  38. Can you believe it?
  39. Oh, don’t worry about it.
  40. You’re so sweet.
  41. I’d love to help out with that!
  42. It’s no big deal.
  43. Are you coming?
  44. She’s got a lot of nerve.
  45. I’m all ears.
  46. Can you believe it?
  47. What’s up?
  48. How are you doing?
  49. Cheers!
  50. The only thing you should do is get a job.
  51. That’s what I’m talking about!
  52. Stop being such a party pooper!
  53. It’s been raining cats and dogs all day.
  54. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!
  55. I’m going to the mall to check out this new store.
  56. Haven’t you heard? The party’s over.
  57. That’s so cool!
  58. I’ll be there in a flash.
  59. You’re such a nerd!
  60. We’re always on the lookout for new talent.
  61. I’ve got a lot on my plate right now.
  62. I’m swamped with work.
  63. Let’s get together sometime soon.
  64. I’ve got to run. I’ll talk to you later.
  65. It’s been great meeting you!
  66. I’m going to get some ice cream.
  67. I don’t want any more cake.
  68. The last time I saw you were at your friend’s birthday party.
  69. I am going to buy a new car this Sunday.
  70. I am sure he won’t come to the party because he has an important meeting that day.
  71. They did not come here to see us because they had some urgent work in their office and could not leave it for long hours at a stretch.
  72. It isn’t easy to believe that you can speak so fluently in English after spending only two months abroad!
  73. We don’t know what’s going on.
  74. I’m not going to lie to you.
  75. We’re all in the same boat.
  76. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
  77. Let’s get this show on the road!
  78. Get a life!

More to read:

AlliterationClimaxInterjection100 Examples of Simile
AllusionCacophonyImagerySatire
AllegoryComedyIronySoliloquy
AnalogyColloquialism

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