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oooo sounds like fun.. I'll try one!!

Roll with the punches

Punch the rolls


Is that right? hehe
The best things in life are free


The free things in life are best
Hahaha good one Maydmarion!! That really cracked me up!
Like a fish out of water. (The idiom means: feeling awkward or uncomfortable when in an unusual or unfamiliar situation.)

Like water out of a fish. (Icky unless you've been adrift at sea for many days with no drinking water)
Make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Make a mole hill out of a mountain. (I wish more people were like this.)
Mad as a hatter.

Hat as a madder.
Good fences make good neighbours

Good neighbours make good fences
To let the cat out of the bag (To tell something that was supposed to be kept secret, like telling the recipiant of a surprise party that there is going to be one.)

To leg out the cut of the bug (Ooooh! I'm running because that bug bite hurts so much.)

(I didn't see anything funny from swapping bag and cat, but by swapping a few letters I think it might be. To "leg out" is a baseball term meaning to run to first base before the ball gets there.)
It is better to be on the safe side

It is safe to be on the better side
I have got algebra down pat. I completely understand the subject of algebra.

Pat has got algebra down me. And mighty tasty it was too.
All that glitters is not gold.

All that glotters is not gild.
Jump all over someone to severely criticize, to find fault with someone.

Someone jump over all Would be a great leap for mankind. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Live and let die.

Dive and let lie.
Well, this isn't quite like the others, but...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

An apple a day is 365 apples a year
An apple a day is cheaper than a doctor a day.
Children and fools tell the truth. You're a fool.
Barking dogs don't bite

Biting dogs don't bark
God helps them that help themselves. (You can get ahead in life if you show a little initative.)

They that help themselves help God.(Not necessarily the best way to stay on the right side of God.)
There's no smoke without fire.

There's no fire without smoke.
You can't please everyone

Everyone can't please you
Eat, drink, and be merry. (Live today and don't worry about tomorrow.)

Eat Merry, and drink be. (That'll larn ya!)
a spoon full of sugar makes the medicne go down...

sugar is a good medicne when you swallow a spoon