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Transcript of Idioms
A slap on the wrist
Meaning-A mild punishment
Dropping like flies
Excuse My French
Meaning- forgive me for cussing.
Knock on wood
Meaning-Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
Sentence-The teacher gave me a slap on the wrist
Sentence-You are really barking up the wrong tree
Cock and a bull story
Barking up the wrong tree
Meaning-An unbelievable tale.
Sentence-That's a cock and a bull story
Meaning-A large number of people either falling or leaving from an area
Sentence-After all the food was gone people started dropping like flies
Sentence-After my aunt cussed she said excuse my french
Flesh and Blood
This idiom can mean living material of which people are made of, or it can refer to someone's family.
Sentence-How dare hurt your flesh and blood
Going the extra mile
Meaning-Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand.
Sentence-Billy today in class you went the extra mile
High on the hog
Meaning-Living in Luxury.
Sentence-Oh is see your living high on the hog
Icing on the cake
Meaning-When you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.
Sentence-Thanks Ms.Green-Holmes you just put the icing on the cake
Sentence-Are you joshing me?
Sentence-We have a big test today and I forgot to knock on wood
Let sleeping dog lie
Meaning-To avoid restarting a conflict
Sentence-Just let that sleeping dog lie
Meaning-Nonsense or meaningless speech.
Sentence-Mya stop talking all that mumbo jumbo
Meaning-Someone who lacks intelligence.
Sentence-Sometimes I don't think you be playing with a full deck
Not playing with a full deck
Meaning-A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.
Over my dead body
Meaning-When you absolutely will not allow something to happen.
Sentence-Macs going to fight over my died body
Put a sock in it
Meaning-To tell noisy person or a group to be quiet.
Sentence-Jamaari would you put a sock in it
Queer the pitch
Meaning-Destroy or ruin a plan.
Sentence-Thanks Molly you just queered the pitch
Rome wasn't built in one day
Meaning-If you want something to be completely properly, then its going to take time.
Sentence-Please slow down on your homework was Rome built in one day
Smell a rat
Meaning-To detect someone in the group is betraying the others.
Sentence-Here comes Latoya I smell a rat
The whole nine yards
Meaning-Everything. All of it
Sentence-Wow Bill you went the whole nine yards today
Up a blind alley
Meaning-Going down a course of action that leads to a bad outcome
Sentence-Today i went up a blind alley running talking to Max
Variety is the spice of life
Meaning-The more experiences you try the more exciting life can be.
Sentence-Jamaari variety is the spice of life
Water under the bridge
Meaning-Anything from the past that isn't significant or important anymore
Sentence-Mac and I fought but thats all water under the bridge now
X marks spot
Meaning-A phrase that is said when someone finds something he/she has been looking for.
Sentence-There be the X dig and find me treasure
You are what you EAT
Meaning-In order to stay healthy you must eat healthy foods.
Sentence-Jasime you need to watch what you eat because you are what you eat
Meaning-No crime or law breaking big or small will be overlooked.
Sentencce-I've got zero tolerance for bulling
All Bark And No Bite
Meaning-When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight.
Sentence-Jermaine is all bark and NO bite!!!!!!!!!
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Meaning-It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.
Sentence-Actions speak louder than words show me you have changed
Beat A Dead Horse
Meaning-To force an issue that has already ended.
Sentence-The fight is over please dont beat a dead horse
Beating Around The Bush
Meaning-Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
Sentence-Jump straight to the point don't beat around the bush