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    Rynforest is offline Newbie
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    Default What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    Okay, the other day at school I got this paper, and it show a picture and your supposed to be able to tell what idiom/phrase it reffers to.
    Ex.
    esroh riding
    Answer:
    Horse back riding

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    Often not
    Often
    Often not

    Answer:
    More often than not.

    Well I asked around and no one knows a few. I was wondering if you would help.

    1. Exit
    Leg

    2. breth
    (could it be "a little short of breath"?)

    3. EMPLOY T
    MEN

    4. 9ALL5

    thanks for your help!!

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    That's quite difficult.

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    Exit
    LEG

    Out on a limb

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    3. EMPLOY T
    MEN work [Employment]



    4. 9ALL5 = All in a day's work! (9 to 5 is the usual work hours of an average person)

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    Thanks Anglika - That 9 to 5 was making my head hurt. I thought the fact that it was all caps and bold faced was part of the answer.

    I didn't understand your interpretation of EMPLOY T / MEN
    To me it looks like "Men out of work" - but that's not an idiom, so I'm probably wrong.

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    Your interpretation seems good - men out of work is a common phrase.

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    "Men at work" is a common idiom in the UK and "out of work" is one too, but not "men out of work" unfortunately. I'm confused as a native English speaker.

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    Default Re: What idioms do these pictures reffer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeiESOL View Post
    "Men at work" is a common idiom in the UK and "out of work" is one too, but not "men out of work" unfortunately. I'm confused as a native English speaker.
    You surprise me - I hear it quite often. Perhaps you live in a better employment region.

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