Welcome to the Random Phrase and Idiom Generator. There will be times when you may need more than a
random word for what you want to accomplish, and this free online tool can help. The use of this tool is
quite simple. All you need to do is indicate the number of random phrases you'd like to be displayed and
then hit the "Generate Random Phrases" button. Once done, your chosen number of idioms will be displayed
along with the meaning of the idiom.
Idioms are a wonderful part of the English language that gives it a lot of flavor. They force people to
know more than the literal meaning of words. Idioms are commonly used phrases that have a meaning
completely different than their literal meaning. This can be quite confusing to those who aren't
familiar with the idiom and those who are studying English.
Using this tool can be excellent practice for students studying English as a second language because it
gives the literal meaning of each phrase. This allows you to see the phrase and its meaning at the same
time. While there are long idiom lists available online, trying to navigate through them on a single
page can be daunting. Being able to create the exact number of random idioms which best suits your
learning needs is a advantage this tool has over standard phrase list. In this way, this tool provides
an excellent way for those learning English to practice their knowledge of English idioms and to learn
new ones in the process.
It can also be a wonderful way for writers to brainstorm and spur more creativity in their writing. The
tool can be used to get writing ideas flowing forcing the writer to use more creativity than they would
with a single random word. For example, the writer can use the generated phrase to create a new
paragraph or story. Since the writer has no idea what will appear, or even if they will be familiar with
the idiom, it forces the writer to use creativity to incorporate it into what they're writing.
Some people may want to use this tool much like they do a new random daily word. Each day you generate a
random idiom and the goal is to use it in a conversation at some point during the day. This can be a bit
more difficult than using a daily random word, but the benefit is this challenge can greatly expand the
vocabulary and the understanding of idioms. It's an especially useful challenge for those learning
The above are a few ways the Random Phrase Generator can be used. However you decide to use this tool,
it's always our goal to make the tools we create as useful as possible for those who use them. If you
have ideas on how we could make this tool more beneficial to all who use it, please contact us with your
idea(s). We'd love to hear them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a phrase?
A phrase is a short selection of words which when put together create a concept. There are eight types of phrases. These include noun phrases, verb phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, appositive phrases, participial phrases, prepositional phrases, and absolute phrases.
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a group of words which over time through usage develop a meaning that isn't deductible from the individual words used. In other words, the words when put together (the idiom) means something other the literal meanings of the individual words. The random phrase generator uses idiom phrases and it also gives the meaning of the idiom.
What's an idiom for kids?
A good idiom for kids is "It's raining cats and dogs." Kids know what both cats and dogs are from an early age so they can understand it's not literally raining cats and dogs, and it's just raining really hard. This is an simple way to illustrate what an idiom is that kids can easily conceptualize.
Is an idiom a phrase?
Yes! All idioms are phrases.