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    Something new!

    • Idioms Are Fun! (added: 26-Feb-2004)
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      Anne Davis has a new blog at tBlog. As the title says,
      "Idioms are Fun"!


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    #102
    Here's another question. What does it mean if you say to somebody that he is "all wet"?

    Here's another. What is a wet blanket?

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    #103
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Here's another question. What does it mean if you say to somebody that he is "all wet"?

    Here's another. What is a wet blanket?

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    A wet blanket is one who spoils other people's fun; who would not participate in a fun activity especially one that is mischievous.

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    #104
    Very good! So don't be a wet blanket. :wink:

    (If somebody says, "You're all wet" he means the ideas you have expressed are not good ones.)

    What does it mean to throw the baby out with the bathwater?



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    #105
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    What does it mean to "squirrel money away"?

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    What are "squirrel money away" and "go such an egg?"

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    #106
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    What does it mean to "squirrel money away"?

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    What are "squirrel money away" and "go such an egg?"

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    To "squirrel money away" is to save it for a rainy day. The person squirreling his money away hopes to save it for something. The expression seems to have the connotation of hiding the money.

    The expression "Go suck an egg" is a rude way of telling somebody to go away.
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    #107
    'Squirrel money'is often used for dubious or illegal money.

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    #108
    Another question. What does it mean to be on pins and needles?

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    #109
    In BE, we have pins and needles, whene we're full of anticipation, but I have heard it with 'on'. Is it different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In BE, we have pins and needles, whene we're full of anticipation, but I have heard it with 'on'. Is it different?
    Nope. No different.

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