Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Illustrated Idioms


English is a language rich with idiomatic, or slang, expressions. Following are some illustrations for a few common idioms in English. Guess what they are in the comment box.

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3 comments:

Winter said...

1. Holey Cow
3. All ears
5. hand job
8. up a shit creek without a paddle

Not too sure about the others. I'm wiped out from a rough two days battling IT trouble. I'll have to sleep on the other ones.

Libertine said...

ANSWER KEY.

1. Holy cow
2. Down in the dumps
3. All ears
4. Fishing for a compliment
5. Holding down a job
6. Up to one's ass in alligators
7. Between a rock and a hard place
8. Up shit creek without a paddle

Winter said...

Hey I had #7 and didn't know it! Between a rock and a hard place was the only thing I could think of. Guess I shouldn't second guess myself. LOL