Tags: phrases

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Malaphors | Unintentional blended idioms and phrases – It’s the cream of the cake!

Some of these really tickle my fancy bone.

That’s the icing on the iceberg

You let the horse out of the cart

What planet are you living under?

That opens a whole other kettle of fish

The cat’s out of the barn

Patience comes to those who wait

That’s right up my cup of tea

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

English as she is spoke

This is truly a book apart.

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

defective yeti: Cliche Rotation Project, Round II

It's time roll out some new clichés. I like "reporting from the green zone" as a substitute for "seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses."

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Textblog: German Lessons for World Cup Visitors

This brings back memories: the German equivalents of "it's a game of two halves" and "they think it's all over; it is now."