"Swallowed like a postman's sock" is a lot more romantic than it sounds.
There's a good chance the Bard invented the knock-knock joke.
There are gestures belonging to another time that we don't use anymore. There were ways of functioning on a daily basis that would seem foreign today. We relied on objects which are now obsolete. We all have our lists of nostalgia.
The more you know!
As a parent and dog trainer I'm programmed to look at life from another's perspective, and this time my impulses took a refreshing turn. With idiom dictionaries in hand, I scrolled through and took a look at the origin and meanings of idioms that evolved from our relationship with dogs and cats. It's been a delightful romp!
If idioms are your cup of tea, then you're going to have a field day with this delightful YouTube video in which the origins
Even when we're not talking about food, we're often talking about food. Food is so engrained in our everyday vernacular that we barely notice it. But where do these food clichés and food-related idioms come from?
Over the past few weeks, German vlogger Flula Borg has more than entertained us by explaining the American idioms that confuse