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Does anyone know any 'figures of speech'?

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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
For my daughter's homework - like 'butterflies in my stomach'
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
# "It's raining cats and dogs" means it's raining intensely.
# "I'll give you a piece of my mind" means the speaker will state a frank opinion.
# "Break a leg" is a saying from theater meaning "Good luck."
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knock yourself out
#3
''paint the town red' - have a good time, a good night out.
'out of the frying pan into the fire' - Going from one perilous situation to another.
#4
up the apples and pears = up the stairs
#5
Over the moon. ! Meaning rather chuffed.
#6
Laugh your head off.
Dead tired.
#7
Bite the bullet

At the drop of a hat
#8
am i talking to the wall?
its like pulling teeth
#9
at 6's and 7's implies that you are at a loss, or in a state of ineptitude
#10
"You're ballin' just like The JFK"
#11
shes got him on a pedistal

its brass monkeys out there
#12
thfc andyp3
# "It's raining cats and dogs" means it's raining intensely.
# "I'll give you a piece of my mind" means the speaker will state a frank opinion.
# "Break a leg" is a saying from theater meaning "Good luck."


And where did you reference this from lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figures_of_speech
#13
Thanks guys - if anyone can add the explanation that would be great (I don't get them all :giggle:)
#14
crying me eyes out
#15
In the doghouse

The ball + chain aint happy and I'm sleeping in the dog's kennel:)
#16
trolling like a gerbil
#17
Can't see the woods for the trees
#18
That will be that then.
Tomorrow never comes,
theres always the sun.
#19
"Break a leg"

"Butterflies in your stomach"
#20
snug as a bug! = tucked up well ready for sleeeep lol
#21
That should fill the homework jotter (that's not a figure of speech, by the way..lol). :thumbsup:
#22
ChipSticks
snug as a bug! = tucked up well ready for sleeeep lol


awwww "snug as a bug in a rug" my dad used to say that to me when he tucked me in at night http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/traurig/a050.gif
#23
Its a bit obvious, but, 'figures of speech'
#24
Fit as a fiddle
#25
crd67
And where did you reference this from lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figures_of_speech


That's where I got our first 3 before asking here LOL!
#26
chip on your shoulder - teacher said that, STILL DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!
#27
Thanks so much you clever lot! :-D
#28
borolad94
chip on your shoulder - teacher said that, STILL DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!



Bad attitude
#29
crd67
And where did you reference this from lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figures_of_speech


They can't spell theatre either.
#30
Cut your nose off the spite your face.

Let the dog see the rabbit.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.
#31
Jumpingphil
They can't spell theatre either.


That's American spelling :thumbsup:
#32
A chip off the old block - Someone who is like one of their parents.
She's got a bun in the oven - She's pregnant.
To be in the bad books - Someone's cross with you.
Kill two birds with one stone - Get two things done at once.
#33
You got rocks in ya head
#34
Eyes in the back of your head
#35
The correct word for figure of speech is an idiom according to my 10 year old, hey what do I know. lol
#36
break a leg - good luck

actually originates from a theatre superstition in which wishing a person "good luck" is considered bad luck.

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