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Interesting Idioms

  1. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 6 weeks ago

    One site claims, "There are approximately 25,000 idioms in the English language alone."
    What is their meaning? From what region did they originate? Offer an example and some insight into these interesting idioms.

  2. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 6 weeks ago

    Gossip
    Apparently, in earlier days, when people heard an interesting bit of news, they'd go to the local pub and sip their brews as they'd pass the juicy bit of information  along, hence the two words GO and SIP being united into the one.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Verrrrry interesting . . .

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 weeks ago

    Not the received etymology though.  It is thought to derive for "god-sib" an old term for godparents and similar close friends--and they stuff you would discuss with them.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Maybe I shouldn't use that website? Lol

      Here's another one (from a different website.)

      LARGER THAN LIFE
      Apparently, The New Yorker first used this phrase to describe the prime minister, Winston Churchill.

 
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