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
Don't take any wooden nickels.
Pushing up daisies.
On pins and needles.
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.
"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.
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
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
Actions speak louder than words
People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.
OH YEAH!!! put your money where your mouth is.
Cry over spilled milk-When you complain about a loss from the past
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).
"One monkey don't stop the show."
"If you lie with dogs, you are going to have fleas."
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Easy there, lest you find yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire!
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