Thursday, June 21, 2012

Interesting Idioms #NaBloPoMo

An idiom is is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is comprehended in regard to a common use of that expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.

There are lots of funny idioms used these days. I know I personally use them quite frequently and never really think about the fact that I am using one! Some of the things I find myself saying are:

"I nearly jumped out of my skin!"

"That would be a piece of cake."

"That's not my cup of tea."

"That is all Greek to me."

"Don't be a backseat driver."

"Stuck between a rock and a hard place."

"I packed everything but the kitchen sink."

I could keep going and going! It's funny to think that these phrases actually make no sense at all when you think about them literally, yet most anyone you say them to know exactly what you mean!

Do you use idioms? Tell me some of the things you say... I might find a few new phrases to add to my list!


Newlywed Survival said...

This is great! I bought my husband a book on the origins of common sayings and we look them up whenever we think of one. It is great. thanks for sharing

UntrainedHairMom said...

Yes! I use them all the time, I'm sure I don't even realize I'm doing it.. one I can think of... "off the top of my head"