Idioms

  1. Idioms That Make Our Skin Crawl

  2. Can You Correct These Idioms?

    Have you ever heard the idiom it’s a doggie-dog world? Well that’s not the correct phrase. It’s actually dog-eat-dog world. Can you correct these other common idioms?
  3. These Idioms Were Turned Into Some Of TV’s Most Popular Shows

    Television has a habit of repurposing and repackaging common sayings into names of shows, from Breaking Bad to Six Feet Under,?and it’s easy to understand why: Idioms are packed with rich associations that resonate instantly with viewers, and when applied to titles of the small screen, they quickly communicate the sensibilities of the shows. Take a look at how some of these idiomatic phrases were …

  4. 10 Times Idioms Were Used Incorrectly In Famous Situations

  5. Commonly Confused Idioms And The Correct Way To Say Them

  6. These Kids Know More About Idioms Than You Do

    Kids redefine idioms ... and it's amazing. A piece of cake, an arm and a leg, cats and dogs ... what do you think they mean?
  7. Are New Idioms Ever Created?

    Many idioms—expressions that are not taken literally—are so old and so familiar that we don’t think twice about using them. We say, for example, “it’s raining cats and dogs” to indicate that it’s pouring outside, and “comfortable as an old shoe” to explain an easy and familiar relationship. We can trace the etymology of some idioms to books and sayings that were first used hundreds …

  8. These Kids Have Bright Ideas About Idioms (Part 2)

    Kids redefine idioms … and it’s STILL amazing. Give it a shot, the ball is in your court, and more hilariously redefined idioms. Check out Part I here.
  9. They Call It Puppy Love And Other Animal-inspired Phrases

    We often attribute emotions and other human characteristics to animals. This is called anthropomorphism.?Similarly, we also describe people using animal characteristics. You might, for example, say my teenage son “eats like a horse,” meaning he’s a growing boy and consumes a lot of food. This is called zoomorphism. Zoomorphism also includes assigning animal-like qualities to gods and inanimate objects. The term comes from the Greek …

  10. Bizarre Origin Stories For Strange Idioms

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