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Idioms on Parade

  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
    Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago

    Most idioms are figures of speech that aren’t meant to be taken literally. If someone “kicks the bucket,” it means the person died—no bucket actually got kicked.  It’s fun thinking of little idioms that everyone is familiar with.

    Let’s see who can come up with the most idioms that have been popular throughout the ages. Here again are a few:

    Kicks the bucket
    A penny for your thoughts
    Back to the drawing board

    1. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      "Give me a Vera and Philharmonic" ..... Cockney rhyming slang for a gin and tonic

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
        Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting

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    SirDentposted 2 years ago

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Great!

  3. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    Don't take any wooden nickels.

    Pushing up daisies.

    On pins and needles.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You are soooo good!

      1. Shinkicker profile image90
        Shinkickerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        "As nervous as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs" .... I think that's my all-time favourite :-)

        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
          Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That's another very good one!

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    SirDentposted 2 years ago

    You're the bee's knees.

    Kick the bucket.

    It costs an arm and a leg.

    Barking up the wrong tree.

    The ball is in your court.

    Between a rock and a hard place.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Those are good ones.

  5. bBerean profile image61
    bBereanposted 2 years ago

    "A long row to hoe," which makes me think we need a thread for misquoted idioms.  This one is more often than not stated as "road to hoe," which makes no sense at all.

  6. PhoenixV profile image81
    PhoenixVposted 2 years ago

    Here are two idioms

    If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny. - Steven Wright

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes

    2. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I like that

  7. MonkeyShine75 profile image78
    MonkeyShine75posted 2 years ago

    At the drop of a hat-Meaning: without any hesitation; instantly.

    That's why it can be hard to understand what the bible means, because of the idioms of that day. Every generation has had idioms

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      So true

      1. MonkeyShine75 profile image78
        MonkeyShine75posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Actions speak louder than words
        People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.

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          SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          OH YEAH!!!  put your money where your mouth is.  tongue lol

          1. MonkeyShine75 profile image78
            MonkeyShine75posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            So, you're going to "Fight fire with fire", are you?
            Just don't "Hit below the belt"

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              SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Now, you know, that dog don't hunt.

  8. MonkeyShine75 profile image78
    MonkeyShine75posted 2 years ago

    Cry over spilled milk-When you complain about a loss from the past

  9. kndashy41 profile image83
    kndashy41posted 2 years ago

    My grandma had a zillion of them...and she used them daily to guide us in the right direction.  Here's a couple...

    A clenched fist receives nothing.

    Where there's buzzards, there's cairn.  (That's an old Cherokee code that means that "bad" girls usually have a lot of male "company" around).

    **Cool forum**

  10. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
    Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago

    "One monkey don't stop the show."
    "If you lie with dogs, you are going to have fleas."

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      SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

      1. bBerean profile image61
        bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Easy there, lest you find yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire!

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          SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Do you want to wake a sleeping giant?

          1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
            Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Then don't count your chickens before they hatch!

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              SirDentposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Don't bite off more than you can chew.

  11. MonkeyShine75 profile image78
    MonkeyShine75posted 2 years ago

    Fine-tooth comb

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image90
      Jacqueline4390posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You're definitely opening a fine can of worms.

 
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