Idiomic: illustrated idioms

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Iddy explores the strange world of idioms. See if you can guess what the phrase is from his sometimes confused interpretation....

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Definition: Elderly, past your prime. Example: At the age of ninety-six, Herbert soon discovered he was a bit long in the tooth to dance. Grammar Rules, Weird World, Idioms, Learn English, Definitions, Teeth, Past, Things To Come

'Long in the tooth' at Idiomic.com; phrase definition, example, and origin

Long in the tooth. Definition: To be elderly or past your prime. The origin has everything to do with horses, not with dentists.

Iddy seems confused by his Pirelli calendar. What's the problem, Iddy? Visit his site to find out. Pirelli Calendar, Weird World, Idioms, Definitions, How To Find Out, Sunday, Confused, Illustration, Domingo

'A Month of Sundays' illustrated at Idiomic.com: phrase definition, example, and origin

"A month of Sundays' is a very very long time, specifically the numbers of weeks for 30 or 31 Sundays to pass

Iddy's seen this little fellow, obviously in some distress. What well-known phrase is running past? Check out Iddy's site to see. Weird World, Idioms, Definitions, Potatoes, Hot, Illustration, English, Running, Check

'Hot Potato' illustrated at Idiomic.com: definition, example, and origin

'Hot Potato' Definition: Something controversial that nobody wants to deal with.The inference is that a hot potato is too hot to handle.

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'Kick the bucket' at Idiomic.com; phrase definition, example, and origin

Definition: To die. Example: Just before James was to collect the five dollars that Noddy owed him, Noddy kicked the bucket, ensuring that James was never going to see that money again. Some people have no respect. Origin: The first written usage of this charming but deadly idiom was in 1785, but its origins are a …

'Take the bull by the horns' definition: To confront a problem head on. Bull Horns, Weird World, Idioms, Wild West, How To Find Out, Illustration, English, Fictional Characters, Art

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'Take the bull by the horns' definition: To confront a problem head on. Commonly traced back to the Wild West and rodeo competition

Iddy doesn't look very comfortable during his out-of-this-world experience. Visit his site to see what idiom he's exploring. Hey Diddle Diddle, Over The Moon, Weird World, Idioms, Nursery Rhymes, Explore, The Originals, Illustration

'Over the Moon' illustrated at Idiomic.com: phrase definition, example, and origin.

Over the moon. An idiom describing the state of being overjoyed. Likely lifted from Hey Diddle Diddle, the nursery rhyme and that darned jumpy cow.

Iddy seems pleased with himself. I wonder why. visit his site to see what this idiom is and its origin. Weird World, Idioms, Definitions, Besties, The Originals, Gold, English, Languages

'Good as gold' at Idiomic.com; phrase definition, example, and origin

'Good as gold' Definition: To be well behaved or obedient. This phrase did not begin with the same meaning as it has now.

Hello up there! What idiom are you trying to illustrate today Iddy? Visit his website to find out! The Exorcist, Weird World, Idioms, Definitions, How To Find Out, Clouds, Fantasy, The Originals, Fantasia

'Head in the Clouds' at Idiomic.com; phrase definition, example, and origin

The idiom:Head in the clouds The definition: To be impractical, absent-minded, or living in a complete fantasy.

Penny pincher: to be a miserly, stingy person. Though we couldn't find an origin for the phrase, we'd like to address the falsehood of Scots being frugal Weird World, Idioms, Definitions, Things To Come, The Originals, Illustration, English, Website

'Penny Pincher' illustrated at Idiomic.com: phrase definition, example, and origin

Penny pincher: to be a miserly, stingy person. Though we couldn't find an origin for the phrase, we'd like to address the falsehood of Scots being frugal

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'Put a Sock in it' on Idiomic.com; phrase definition, example, and origin

Put a sock in it! Definition: A command to be quiet, or less politely, to shut up!

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'On cloud nine' illustrated at Idiomic.com; phrase definition, example, and origin

The idiom: On Cloud Nine The definition: To be incredibly happy or to be in state of euphoria