English Idiom Lesson Idioms with Break

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I want to show you a few useful idioms using the word break. Check them out and try to use them in your English conversation or writing this weekend!

Break someone’s heart

  • How to use it:  [someone] breaks another person’s heart
  • Explanation: When you break someone’s heart, you disappoint them romantically.
  • Example: Ted broke Mary’s heart when he left her.

Break the bank

  • How to use it:  [something] breaks the bank
  • Explanation: When you break the bank you spend a lot of money.
  • Example: Pam broke the bank at the mall yesterday.

Break the news

  • How to use it:  [someone] breaks the news to another person
  • Explanation: When you break the news to someone, you tell them bad news.
  • Example: We had to break the news to Jake that his pet fish died.

Break up with

  • How to use it:  [someone] breaks up with another person
  • Explanation: When you break up with someone, you end a romantic relationship with them.
  • Example: Ken broke up with Marie last night.


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