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Entry no.: 793

11 Aug 2009, 10:27 AM

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Language Idiot, Idioms

"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.

Via @thatwhichmatter.

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