Let’s learn some idioms about the different time frames we have in English.​

month idioms

The first time frame is month. A month consists of between 28 and 31 days, there are 12 months in a year.

Just to refresh your memory (although I’m sure you English pro’s know them already!) They are:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

FUN FACT – April, May and June are often used as women’s names.

month idioms
month idioms - a month of Sundays
month idioms - flavour of the month/week

season idioms

There are 4 seasons per year and many idioms spring from them. They are:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn (silent n)
  • Winter

If you have been learning American English, you will have heard the word ‘fall’ instead of autumn.

seasons expressions
winter idioms - dead of winter
short quotes about spring - full of the joys of spring
in season
summer phrases - Indian summer
summer phrases - one swallow doesn’t make a summer
out of season
season’s greetings
short quotes about spring - spring chicken
short quotes about spring - spring clean

week idioms

A week consists of 7 days and there are 52 of them per year. Do you know the days of the week? Here they are incase you’ve forgotten them.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday (pronounced Chewsday)
  • Wednesday (silent d)
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Saturday and Sunday are known as the weekend. Hands up who loves the weekend.

FUN FACT – If you want to describe two weeks, we use the word ‘fortnight’.

idioms of the week
idioms of the week - face like a wet weekend
idioms of the week - flavour of the month/week
idioms of the week - knock someone into the middle of next week
idioms of the week - fortnight
idioms of the week - live for the weekend

year idioms

A year is 365 days or 366 in a leap year. A year consists of the 12 months mentioned above.

year phrases
year phrases - all year round
year phrases - donkey’s years
year phrases - never in a million years
year phrases - seven-year itch
year phrases - year in, year out