Sometimes, it is a good idea to garnish our writings and speeches with idioms. Idioms have universal usage. Meaning that every language and culture has it. And oftentimes, we misunderstand the idiomatic expressions, mostly when we don’t understand the language.
Historically, idioms originate from different sources. Other sources of idioms came from the Native Americans originated, such expressions as “bury the hatchet. While African Americans were the original users of “chill out.” These are popular idioms. But I just want to refresh our memories about them and to encourage their usefulness to our writings.
The sources also include the Bible, slang, ancient fables, storytellers, and philosophers. AS we know William Sharespare’s writings were spiced with idioms. I will like to make this post as short as I could while enjoying a family vacation at Clear Water in Florida. An awesome state! So let me share with you my most popular idioms and their meanings. I believe you will enjoy them.
Do You Know About the Following Idioms?
- 1. Dot your I’s and cross your t’s this means that you have to take great care over details.
- 2. Drive a hard bargain, meaning to insist on hard terms in making an agreement that is often to your advantage; to buy or sell at a good price.
- 3. Kick up your heels, meaning to celebrate and have a wonderful time.
- 4. Lay your cards on the table, this means that you need to reveal all the facts openly and honestly; to reveal one's purpose and plan.
- 5. Let the chips fall where they may, meaning to do the right thing, as you see it, whatever the consequences might be.
Tell me what you think about any of these idiomatic expressions, or kindly share with us your favorite idioms if possible with their meanings.
Wishing you the BEST of Sumer!