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  1. Can You Correct These Idioms?

    Have you ever heard the idiom it’s a doggie-dog world? Well that’s not the correct phrase. It’s actually dog-eat-dog world. Can you correct these other common idioms?
  2. What Is The Meaning Of “Carte Blanche”?

    Carte blanche entered the English language as a French loan word in the mid-17th century, when card games were all the rage, of course. But what does it mean now?
  3. These Idioms Were Turned Into Some Of TV’s Most Popular Shows

    Television has a habit of repurposing and repackaging common sayings into names of shows, from Breaking Bad to Six Feet Under, and it’s easy to understand why: Idioms are packed with rich associations that resonate instantly with viewers, and when applied to titles of the small screen, they quickly communicate the sensibilities of the shows. Take a look at how some of these idiomatic phrases were …

  4. 10 Times Idioms Were Used Incorrectly In Famous Situations

  5. Commonly Confused Idioms And The Correct Way To Say Them

  6. Familiar Wisdom And Quotes From Benjamin Franklin

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    Why Isn’t It “Pardon my German?”

    Often an idiom—an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its parts—can seem like something from Alice in Wonderland. Pardon my French is one of the most colorful idioms that combines the profane with a language associated with love. Where does pardon my French come from? Pardon my French, or excuse my French, is an apology for the use of profanity; the expression dates …

  8. These Kids Know More About Idioms Than You Do

    Kids redefine idioms ... and it's amazing. A piece of cake, an arm and a leg, cats and dogs ... what do you think they mean?
  9. Are New Idioms Ever Created?

    Many idioms—expressions that are not taken literally—are so old and so familiar that we don’t think twice about using them. We say, for example, “it’s raining cats and dogs” to indicate that it’s pouring outside, and “comfortable as an old shoe” to explain an easy and familiar relationship. We can trace the etymology of some idioms to books and sayings that were first used hundreds …

  10. These Kids Have Bright Ideas About Idioms (Part 2)

    Kids redefine idioms … and it’s STILL amazing. Give it a shot, the ball is in your court, and more hilariously redefined idioms. Check out Part I here.