Idiom Of The Day

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A collection of short stories, inspired by idioms and commom phrases.

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"the happy day"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

the happy day = a wedding, or marriage in general Read Chapter

"be hard hit (by something)"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

be hard hit (by something) = to be adversely affected (by something) to a degree; to suffer financial losses (as the result of something) Read Chapter

"hard in the eyes"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

hard in the eyes = unattractive; ugly Read Chapter

"a hard pill to swallow"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

a hard pill to swallow = something, especially a fact or piece of news, that is unpleasant or difficult but which is unavoidable or must be accepted Read Chapter

"white lie"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

white lie = a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings Read Chapter

"harp on the same string"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

harp on the same string = to dwell tediously and repeatedly upon a single subject or topic. Likened to playing the same note over and over again on a harp Read Chapter

"shoot yourself in the foot"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

shoot yourself in the foot = to harm yourself in some way by doing something stupid,
to make a silly mistake
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"hash slinger"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

hash slinger = a cook or a waitress, especially at a diner or cheap restaurant
(“hash”, in this sense, refers to a dish or stew of chopped meat and vegetables, not hashish)



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"once in a blue moon"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

once in a blue moon = when something rarely ever happens Read Chapter

"have enough on (one’s) plate"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

have enough on (one’s) plate = to be sufficiently busy or preoccupied with work, problems, or difficulties as to be unable or unwilling to cope with anything more Read Chapter

"cold shoulder"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

cold shoulder = it is used to express dismissal or the act of disregarding someone Read Chapter

"a bit beyond (one’s) ken"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

a bit beyond (one’s) ken = beyond one’s ability to understand or make sense of the subject matter or task at hand Read Chapter

"have a fable for (something)"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

have a fable for (something) = to have a strong preference, affinity, or weakness for something Read Chapter

"let (one’s) guard down"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

let (one’s) guard down = to stop guarding oneself against trouble; to relax one's vigilance Read Chapter

"put on hold"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

put on hold = to postpone something; to stop the progress of something Read Chapter

"kill time"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

kill time = to do something to amuse yourself while waiting for something Read Chapter

"have a handle on (something)"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

have a handle on (something) = to have a firm, clear understanding or determination of something. Read Chapter

"have a hankering for (something)"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

have a hankering for (something) = to have a very strong, persistent desire
or craving for something
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"one cannot love and be wise"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

one cannot love and be wise = people often fall in love with someone with whom they are not compatible or behave foolishly when they are in love. Read Chapter

"head in the clouds"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

head in the clouds = acting on whim or fancy,
living in a fantasy, and oftentimes a lackadaisical manner
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"lay eyes on"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

lay eyes on = to see someone or something Read Chapter

"be sacrificed on the altar of"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

be sacrificed on the altar of = to be destroyed by an activity, system or belief that is bad but more important or more powerful Read Chapter

"a fool’s errand"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

a fool’s errand = an attempt to do something that has no chance of success Read Chapter

"on the edge"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

on the edge = very anxious and about to become distraught;
on the verge of becoming irrational.
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"have a heart of glass"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

have a heart of glass = to have or be in a state of extreme emotional fragility or susceptibility, one that is easily influenced or affected by others Read Chapter

"have a thick skin"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

have a thick skin = to be insensitive to the needs or concerns of others, to be slow to take offense Read Chapter

rain pitchforks = to rain very hard and heavy

Submitted: October 14, 2016

rain pitchforks = to rain very hard and heavy Read Chapter

"a bone of contention"

Submitted: October 14, 2016

a bone of contention = an unresolved problem, dispute, or disagreement, a matter of disagreement, something that people argue about for a long time Read Chapter

"open (a) Pandora's box"

Submitted: October 18, 2016

open (a) Pandora's box = to start something that causes many new and unexpected problems Read Chapter

happy juice

Submitted: December 08, 2016

happy juice = liquor, beer, and wine Read Chapter


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