Idioms are those fun, quirky little words and sayings we use everyday that mean something different that what they say. They are metaphors really. A few everyday idioms would be "he let the cat out of the bag," or "keep your nose to the grindstone," and oh my goodness there are thousands. What is your favorite idiom? I may reesarch them and include them in a hub.
My favorite book on idioms is "Even more parts" by T.Arnold )))
One of my all time favorite idioms is "Think outside the box."
One of my favorite idioms is "all hat and no cattle"... meaning they love talking the talk, but never back it up.
How about the Latin idiom widely used in English; Sub rosa. Meaning: told under the rose bush or in confidence.
My favorite american idioms are
Beat Around the Bush
Bolt Blue: A Bolt from the Blue or a Bolt out of the Blue
Butterflies in the stomach
Can of Worms
Cream of the Crop
Duck the Issue
Example of Idiomatic Expression
French Kiss Picture
Give Somebody a Cold Shoulder
Give Somebody the axe
Have a Bone to Pick with Someone
His bark is worse than his bite
Holy Cow: Meaning
In cold Blood
In the Hot Seat
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