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    strange idioms _oh God!

    hi, who'll help me ?!!!!!!!!!
    i 'd like to know pleasssssssssse the meaning of idioms

    just 've alook

    1- to pay an arm and leg .
    2- bat out of help.
    3- flowing a dead horse
    . 4- burning the mid night oil
    . 5 - foal on once sort .
    6 - in for a penny for about
    . 7 - take a flayer killing two birds with one steel .
    8- nod off .
    9- on the nose out of touch .
    10- over the moon
    . 11- six feet under the weather .
    12- boring cats and dogs .
    13- in for a piny in for about .
    14- out of fraing pan and into the fire .
    15- coat between the devil and the deep blue sea .
    16- don't count your chickens before they are hatching .
    17- don't cross your bridges before you get to them .
    18- all that letters or litters is not cold .
    19- all his fen in lough and war .
    20- a friend in need is a friend of deed .
    21- after a storm come's a calm all roads lead to roam .
    22- a man home is his castle .


    and what's the opposite of :-

    1- you are never too old to learn .
    2- action speak louder than words .
    3- the bigger the better .
    4- dout is the beging of wisdom .
    5- never judge a book by it's cover .
    6- opposite attracts all good things come to those who wait .
    7- aman's rich should exceed his grasp .

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    Re: strange idioms _oh God!

    You have got some of these wrong:
    1- to pay an arm and leg .= it's very expensive
    2- bat out of help.- bat out of hell
    3- flowing a dead horse- flogging a dead horse- wasting time in something that won't work
    . 4- burning the midnight oil - working late
    . 5 - foal on once sort . ???
    6 - in for a penny for a pund- if you're going to take a chance, then go the whole way
    . 7 - take a flayer killing two birds with one steel .- kill two birds with one stone- solve two problems with a single measure
    8- nod off . - fall asleep
    9- out of touch .- not know what is happening
    10- over the moon - very happy
    . 11- six feet under the weather . depressed
    12- raining cats and dogs . raining heavily

    14- out of frying pan and into the fire .- out of one danger into a worse one
    15- caught between the devil and the deep blue sea . - stuck with problems whatever you decide
    16- don't count your chickens before they are hatched . don't depend on some future result
    17- don't cross your bridges before you get to them .
    18- all that glitters gold .something may look good, ut really be bad
    19- all is fair in love and war . in certain circumstances, people don't play by the rules
    20- a friend in need is a friend indeed . difficult circumstances test friendship
    21- after a storm come's a calm - things calm down after a bad period
    all roads lead to Rome- no matter which route you choose, the destination if the same .
    22- a man home is his castle . - a person should be allowed to control their own private lives

    You can find idioms here: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/



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    Re: strange idioms _oh God!

    Thx too much man _ u r really helpful

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    Re: strange idioms _oh God!

    tdol answered 22 idioms duly corrected.
    Also asked:
    what's the opposite of :-

    1- you are never too old to learn .
    2- action speaks louder than words .
    3- the bigger the better .
    4- doubt is the begining of wisdom .
    5- never judge a book by it's cover .
    6- opposite attracts all good things come to those who wait .
    7- aman's rich should exceed his grasp .

    I am trying to give, subject to correction by tdol:
    1. you are too young to forget.
    2. Empty vessel sounds much.
    3. small is not necessarily insignificant.
    4. Charity begins at home.
    5. A true reader re-reads the book.
    6. Patience is the key to success.
    7. Grapes are sour.

    Again can tdol please correct these.
    Regards
    Asesh

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    Re: strange idioms _oh God!

    Asesh - are you "extracting the urine" or what?

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    Re: strange idioms _oh God!

    Oh God! hobbes
    It is either 'extracting the juice' or 'secreting the urine'.
    U R -ine.
    Asesh

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    Re: strange idioms _oh God!

    Ah. As I suspected. .......

    May I suggest you check the SLANG section and carefully read through it for the less 'politically correct' version of "extracting the urine", and maybe you'll see what I meant in jest!!

    To answer / quote you: "2. Empty vessel sounds much." A favourite of school teachers everywhere!

    Corrected to: "An empty vessel (pot / jar) makes the most noise"

    Banging an empty vessel makes a lot more noise, compared to a full one.

    ie. The less knowlegde you have in your 'vessel' (HEAD. If empty headed - a person who has 'nothing between their ears', or with no knowledge) the more noise (useless speech) comes out of your mouth.

    Now am I 'extracting the urine'.....or not? ..or should that be 'Taking....the.....

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