While speaking on the phone with a friend(Janine..who needs a date) recently, I told her I hadn’t written an article in 8 days. I told her that that I needed the motivation to write but that I get my motivation from writing….therefore, I could , “Kill two birds with one stone”, by writing. In other words, “solve two problems at one time with a single action.” Awhile back I wrote an article on Idioms. I received lots of positive feedback so, here we are….Idioms Part Deux.
A quick reminder…an idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its composite words’ denotations would suggest.
I love to sing. I sing in the car, I sing while I cook and sometimes I just sing. This would be where more than 1 person has said, “Don’t give up your Day job”. What this means is that you are not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally. Hence, don’t give up your day job…..
Here is another idiom I use all the time. “Make a long story short”. Perhaps I think I talk too much(yup) or I feel that the person I am speaking to just really wants the end result or high level details. “Make a long story short = get to the point and leave out the small details. Nuff said??
I suppose of I have heard this one but not as often as others, “Not a spark of decency” portrays someone who has zero manners.
When it comes to personal feelings, “Take it with a Grain of Salt” is one that I use often, perhaps too often. People can be downright mean or perhaps, they just don’t think before they speak. Take it with a Grain of Salt = not to take what someone says too seriously. There are times when people say things they don’t mean or they say things to just be mean. Life it far too short so, “Take it with a grain of salt.