Friday’s Phrase – Raining Cats and Dogs

This is a very common phrase, and a great number of variations span across many languages. It is also one that has held onto more than one long-standing mythical etymology that swirls through the internet today.

Friday’s Phrase – Graveyard Shift

The popular theory, although entertaining and a bit creepy, comes from an oft repeated origin, that goes something like this:

Friday’s Phrase – Chomping at the Bit

And we have seen through this series how idioms of this time period often revolve around horses.

Friday’s Phrase – Mind Your Own Beeswax

There is a popular story that says, back in the 18th and 19th centuries, women who suffered from disfiguring marks left by small pox used beeswax to smooth out their complexion.

Friday’s Phrase – The Proof is in the Pudding

As referenced above, this phrase is just shorthand for ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’.

Friday’s Phrase – Sweat Like a Pig

Welcome to the weekly series “Friday’s Phrase”. A whimsical and informative look at the idioms, phrases, proverbs and colloquialisms we commonly use, what they mean, and where they came from. This week’s phrase:      “sweat like a pig” This is another favorite. I use it often as, for me, I can begin to sweat … Continue reading

Friday’s Phrase – An Arm and a Leg

Later, I heard the tale that portrait painters used to charge more for larger paintings and that a head and shoulders painting was the cheapest option, followed in price by one which included arms and finally the top of the range ‘legs and all’ portrait.

Friday’s Phrase – Hop, Skip, and Jump

We, this week, get a phrase born of true history.

Friday’s Phrase – Deaf as a Post

A whimsical and informative look at the idioms, phrases, proverbs and colloquialisms we commonly use, what they mean, and where they came from.

Friday’s Phrase – Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

This is more a proverb than an idiom, and as with most wisdom the origin is ancient and unknown. We have some clues, however.

Crosswalk

Sharing my Journey of Faith and Experience

BLOSSOM READS

Cherish every moment

Rtistic

I speak my heart out.

Harley Reborn

♠️Rip It Up & Start Again♥️

UnderthePhilosotree

Connecting philosophy to the world around us

PoeticBelle by Srishti Mundhra

Dichotomy | Contrast | Life

D.C. Gilbert

Award-winning Author. Veteran. Patriot. Martial Artist.

Finding Life

Scribbled pieces of life

Rum and Robots

We Survived and Arrived - Now as Warriors We Thrive

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Wild Scared Crazy

It's an uncertain life!