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    #331
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Is there any idiom that can describe someone's words hurt you very much like a knife cut through your heart and your heart is bleeding.
    1. break someone's heart
    2. cut someone to the quick

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    #332
    Q: What is a "bolt from the blue"?

    A: A bolt from the blue is something that happens that catches somebody completely by surprise. (It might be based on the phenomenon of lightning from a clear blue sky, which would indeed be a bolt from the blue.)

    Example:
    • My brother Frank called me yesterday. It was a bolt from the blue. I hadn't heard from him in years.


    :)

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    #333
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
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    • "She hit the roof when I came in late. She wouldn't accept my explanation, and I wound up in the doghouse."


    Does anybody want to explain (or ask questions about) that one?

    :wink:

    1. Hit the roof - Got really mad.
    2. In the doghouse - in disfavor.

    BMO
    Yep.

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    #334
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Q: What is "talk until one is blue in the face"?




    My moms always talks until she's blue in the face, but she couldn't change my mind. :)

    How about "talk one's head off"?
    1. It could be that they talk until they are out of oxygen (cyanotic), but that is unlikely. Probably it was a very energetic bit of talking.

    (Try: "My mom always talks until she is blue in the face, but she never changes my mind.")

    2. The second one is about the same as the first one. The speaker who "talks his head off" is probably trying to convince somebody of something. He or she probably talks using a lot of gestures and a lot of inflection.

    :)

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    #335
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Q: What is "knock someone's socks off"?



    Wow, your fifth marriage next month is going to knock everyone's socks off.



    How about "I'll be a monkey's uncle"?
    :D
    1. If you knock somebody's socks off you impress that person a great deal.

    2. The expression "I'll be a monkey's uncle is used to indicate that a person is surprised or amazed (or surprised and amazed) about something.

    :)


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    #336
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Q: What is "talk until one is blue in the face"?




    My moms always talks until she's blue in the face, but she couldn't change my mind. :)

    How about "talk one's head off"?
    1. It could be that they talk until they are out of oxygen (cyanotic), but that is unlikely. Probably it was a very energetic bit of talking.

    (Try: "My mom always talks until she is blue in the face, but she never changes my mind.")

    2. The second one is about the same as the first one. The speaker who "talks his head off" is probably trying to convince somebody of something. He or she probably talks using a lot of gestures and a lot of inflection.

    :)
    Also similiar with
    "talk my ears/head/pants off", meaning someone's got bored by another person's tedious loquacity
    "talk my ear ragged", meaning you talk endlessly
    "talk in blue streak" ,meaning you talk really fast without stopping.

    When you talk in riddles, you make others confused.

    :D

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    #337
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Also similiar with
    "talk my ears/head/pants off", meaning someone's got bored by another person's tedious loquacity
    "talk my ear ragged", meaning you talk endlessly
    "talk in blue streak" ,meaning you talk really fast without stopping.

    When you talk in riddles, you make others confused.

    :D
    A person who talks non-stop is called a chatter-box. :D


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    #338
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Also similiar with
    "talk my ears/head/pants off", meaning someone's got bored by another person's tedious loquacity
    "talk my ear ragged", meaning you talk endlessly
    "talk in blue streak" ,meaning you talk really fast without stopping.

    When you talk in riddles, you make others confused.

    :D
    A person who talks non-stop is called a chatter-box. :D

    Can someone recover from diarrhea of the mouth? :D 8)

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    #339
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Q: What is "talk until one is blue in the face"?




    My moms always talks until she's blue in the face, but she couldn't change my mind. :)

    How about "talk one's head off"?
    1. It could be that they talk until they are out of oxygen (cyanotic), but that is unlikely. Probably it was a very energetic bit of talking.

    (Try: "My mom always talks until she is blue in the face, but she never changes my mind.")

    2. The second one is about the same as the first one. The speaker who "talks his head off" is probably trying to convince somebody of something. He or she probably talks using a lot of gestures and a lot of inflection.

    :)
    Also similiar with
    "talk my ears/head/pants off", meaning someone's got bored by another person's tedious loquacity
    "talk my ear ragged", meaning you talk endlessly
    "talk in blue streak" ,meaning you talk really fast without stopping.

    When you talk in riddles, you make others confused.

    :D
    I am familiar with "talk my ears off" and "talk a blue streak", but the others are new to me.

    :)

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    #340
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Also similiar with
    "talk my ears/head/pants off", meaning someone's got bored by another person's tedious loquacity
    "talk my ear ragged", meaning you talk endlessly
    "talk in blue streak" ,meaning you talk really fast without stopping.

    When you talk in riddles, you make others confused.

    :D
    A person who talks non-stop is called a chatter-box. :D

    Can someone recover from diarrhea of the mouth? :D 8)
    I think so. The "sufferer" should rest quietly (no running) and drink plenty of liquids. Also, don't cough on anybody.

    :wink:

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