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    27 Figures of Speech

    Saw this the other day and thought it may be fun . . .


    Name one figure of speech per post:


    27 Figures of Speech-90562910_2989744121140670_1108203962978271232_n-jpg


    I'll start:

    1) Screw Loose

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    Ace up his sleeve?

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    As mad as a hatter.

    Oh....sorry. That's you, isn't it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    As mad as a hatter.

    Oh....sorry. That's you, isn't it ?
    Funny, but I'll give you that

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    That's a tough nut to crack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    As mad as a hatter.
    For more interest, lets add origin where known. This phrase derives from the fact that 19th century hatters (people who made hats) used liquid mercury in the felt hat making process. Mercury poisoning leads to dementia, which can manifest as madness, and many hatters did indeed go mad.

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    Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Ace up his sleeve?
    yes and
    play your cards close to your chest

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    Time flies.


    Spill the beans

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    Silver spoon (born with; in the mouth).

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    Rags to riches

    No one is really certain when or where the term ‘from rags to riches’ originated, however the concept is one that has been repeated throughout history, with such famous figures as Genghis Khan and the Roman Emperor Diocletian being born in poverty and suddenly finding themselves elevated to positions of wealth and power.
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    Spilling the beans
    Born with a silver spoon in your mouth
    Having an Ace up one's sleeve
    The cherry on the cake
    Time flies when you're having fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    For more interest, lets add origin where known
    Excellent idea.

    Mine: Screw loose, to have a; This idiom originates from the cotton industry and goes back to the 1780s, when textiles began to be mass produced during the industrial revolution. ... Any machine that stopped working or produced faulty cloth was deemed to “have a screw loose” somewhere.

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    Red herring

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    Not enough room to swing a cat

    This expression, first recorded in 1771, is thought to allude to the cat-o'-nine-tails, or “cat,” a whip with nine lashes widely used to punish offenders in the British military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Red herring
    Ah, that's one I hadn't seen, rather looked at the platter as one entity. Nicely done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Spilling the beans
    ................................

    Add 'blind as a a bat' for you . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Name one figure of speech per post:

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    The cat's got your tongue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Red herring
    and big cheese

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    rather looked at the platter as one entity.
    all

    served on a silver platter
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    I had a couple milk duds when I walked into this shit show.
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    to tie the knot

    The origin of the phrase tie the knot is obscure, it is assumed that it refers to a custom or customs in antiquity in which couples were tied together in ceremony to signify their bond

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    Wearing your heart on your sleeve...from Shakespeare's Othello..

    '...but I will wear my heart upon my sleeve...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Add 'blind as a a bat' for you .
    How about numbering them instead of us keep repeating them.

    A stitch in time, saves nine

    Hey I think that is one of them too

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