Idiom of the week

Act of God

Meaning:  when something happens (usually an accident) and no human is responsible; often an act of nature


  • When the tree fell on my car, the insurance company said it was an act of God and wouldn’t pay.
  • The thief told the police that he didn’t know how the diamonds got in his pocket, it was an act of God.
  • I was struck by lightning two times on the same day, is that an act of God?

Pop Quiz: What would be considered an act of God?

a) a forest fire started by campers

b) a war because of religion

c) a volcano erupting

Read the answer below…

C, a volcano erupting is the correct answer. When a volcano erupts, no one is to blame

Now try to find a way to use this idiom in your conversation today

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4 thoughts on “Idiom of the week

  1. All damages and injuries caused by natural phenomena such as the big tsunami in 2004 and the Hurricane Sandy 2012, etc., were acts of the God

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