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Favorite Idioms

  1. lambservant profile image94
    lambservantposted 7 years ago

    Hey hubbers,
    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.

    Thanks hubbies.

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      mina_77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite book on idioms is "Even more parts" by T.Arnold smile)))

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        Stuck in Orbitposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Umm...Society is going down the tubes. I remember watching George Carlin talking about tubes:

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      David99999posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      One of my all time favorite idioms is "Think outside the box."

  2. April Renee profile image54
    April Reneeposted 7 years ago

    One of my favorite idioms is "all hat and no cattle"... meaning they love talking the talk, but never back it up.  smile

  3. richtwf profile image60
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    Make a mountain out of a mole hill.

  4. richtwf profile image60
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    Make a mountain out of a mole hill.

  5. beth811 profile image82
    beth811posted 7 years ago

    Every cloud has a silver lining.

  6. davidseeger profile image60
    davidseegerposted 7 years ago

    How about the Latin idiom widely used in English; Sub rosa. Meaning: told under the rose bush or in confidence.

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      kieran67posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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
      Cold Fish
      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

      1. Stump Parrish profile image61
        Stump Parrishposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Use it or Lose it has always brought me a lot of comfort and has been a guiding force in my life.