There are quite a few idioms using the words arms, hands and fingers. Although giving a comprehensive list of all of these expressions is beyond the scope of this post, it does provide an overview of the most popular among them.
With the frigid weather that swept the USA this week, many of us have been “freezing our butts off” (a frequently used, colloquial phrase in English that implies weather so cold that our buns turn to...
What's more fun, though, is finding out the idioms used in other languages that make little or no sense to us. There are a hell of a lot of them about, but we've cherry-picked (that's another one right there) some of the very best from all over the world for your enjoyment.
This time we will be talking about idioms that follow this construction:
“A __ in your __.”
In English, as in most languages, there are some pretty strange idiomatic and colloquial phrases that can make a language learner’s head spin*. Here’s a short list of some common – and some not-so-common – examples.
Botanical Linguist's insight:
"A hitch in your get-along" is a new one for me :-)