How To Compliment People With These 15 Idioms

This article will teach you how to compliment someone in various ways. Complimenting someone can be done with or without their knowledge.


1. A penny pincher

Someone who is very careful in spending their money.

Example: “You were a penny pincher when we went to the supermarket this morning”, I told my sister.


2. A fuddy-duddy

Someone who is old-fashioned in their own ways; conservative

Example: “I love the way you dress as a fuddy-duddy”, Marjorie told Camille.


3. A mover and shaker

Someone who is influential; makes things happen immediately

Example: The president of Class B is a mover and shaker.


4. Eager beaver

A person who works extremely hard to complete tasks or reach objectives is known as an eager beaver.

Example: “You will reach many places as an eager beaver”, Bonnie told Tyler.


5. Family man

A man who is dedicated to his family is a family man.

Example: Justin is a family man because he prioritizes his family over his friends.


6. Go-getter

Someone who is ambitious and persistent is referred to as a go-getter.

Example: Expanding a business is not easy, however, Matthew managed to make it happen. What a go-getter!


7. Good egg

A nice person is described as a good egg.

Example: Leo brought snacks to his coworkers after receiving his salary yesterday. It shows that he is a good egg.


8. Jack-of-all-trades

Someone who is a jack-of-all-trades can perform a variety of tasks rather than being an expert in just one.

Example: Earl is a doctor but he knows how to cook delicious food, repair a car, and drive an airplane. Indeed, he is a jack of all trades!


9. Man of his word/woman of her word

A person who consistently carries out what they promise is known as a man or woman of their word.

Example: “As a man of your word, I will say yes to your proposal”, Gabby answered Justin.


10. Smart cookie

Someone who is clever and adept at solving problems is referred to as a “smart cookie.”

Example: Mary has been through challenges in life but she is a smart cookie so she overcame it all.


11. Earth-mother

It describes a woman who is particularly maternal and compassionate, or who has a natural aptitude for being a mother.

Example: Tisha showed her earth mother personality to her siblings when her parents went to Batangas for a business appointment.


12. Social butterfly

An outgoing person who talks to everyone and never hangs out with one group for too long is a social butterfly.

Example: I love how social butterfly Alexa is


13. Born optimist

An optimist is someone who has an optimistic outlook on life.

Example: Matilda always sees the positive side of everything. She was born an optimist.


14. Culture vulture

Someone who adores culture, such as art, theater, literature, music, etc., is referred to as a “culture vulture.”

Example: “Being a culture vulture, you discovered a lot of things and it improved your craft”, Shane told me.


15. People person

A person who is friendly, outgoing, and has excellent listening skills

Example: Gabby is a people person. She loves talking to people, even strangers.


Complimenting somebody can boost their energy. When you talk to your friend today, compliment them by using these idioms!


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