"The definition of an idiom is a phrase whose meaning isn't clear from the words in it. What a bizarrely illogical way to communicate."
- To reheat cabbage: to rekindle an old flame (Italian).
- Cleaner than a frog's armpit: to be poor, broke (Spanish).
- To think one is the last suck of the mango: to be conceited (South American Spanish).
- Brew tea from dirt under another's fingernails: to learn a bitter lesson (Japanese).
The idiotic joys of idioms at The Guardian.