I have a bone to pick with a friend of ours who caused me to start thinking about the origin of certain words or phrases. Now it drives me crazy until I research where an expression came from. Today someone told me to rinse something in lukewarm water. I have never in all my years wondered why we say lukewarm when we’re talking about the temperature of water. Have you?
I would be willing to bet that the last time you heard someone say it’s raining cats and dogs you didn’t question where that idiom came from. At the drop of a hat makes a little sense, but why beat around the bush? It’s a far cry from what I meant, but please give me the benefit of the doubt before you jump on the bandwagon even if it’s the last straw. I think I’m losing my mind!! I mean, give me a break for Pete’s sake!
Have you had enough?
Please…let sleeping dogs lie and do not let the cat out of the bag. You might want to take it with a grain of salt, but don’t try to pull the wool over my eyes. I don’t know how the cow ate the cabbage, but I went the whole nine yards and it was a piece of cake. I would do it again in a New York minute.
That, my friend, is the whole ball of wax!
Stick a fork in me I’m done!
The cat got my tongue when we were raining.
Our church’s Lord’s Acre celebration/fundraiser was today. The country store in the morning and the live auction in the afternoon were outside under a huge tent. It felt to me like it was 110 degrees. I know it really cooked my goose. Maybe that’s why I can’t seem to stop myself from sounding like I’m off my rocker. I sure hope I bounce back soon.
Our great grandie, Ryan, horsing around in the bounce house.
James, you are in hot water for putting this bug in my ear.
How many idioms did you come up with?
I think I’ll call it a day…or should I call it a night?
You know what they say…uneasy lies the head that wears a crown…