Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Idioms

  1. A Slap on the Wrist: A very mild punishment.
  2. A Leopard Can't Change His Spots: You cannot change who you are.
  3. Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: To take on a task that is way to big.
  4. Bite Your Tongue: To avoid talking.
  5. Can't Cut The Mustard : Someone who isn't adequate enough to compete or participate.
  6. Cast Iron Stomach: Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything or drinking anything.
  7. Close but no Cigar: To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
  8. Cut to the Chase: Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.
  9. Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth: When someone gives you a gift, don't be ungrateful.
  10. Elvis has left the building: The show has come to an end. It's all over.
  11. Cock and Bull Story: An unbelievable tale.
  12. Flash In The Pan: Something that shows potential or looks promising in the beginning but fails to deliver anything in the end.
  13. Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed: Someone who is having a horrible day.
  14. Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools: You are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do.
  15. Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You: Don't hurt anyone that helps you.
  16. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve: To openly and freely express your emotions.
  17. When Pigs Fly : Something that will never ever happen.

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