idioms

The following articles have the tag idioms

It’s no skin off our nose

Origin of idiom: no skin off my nose

It’s no skin off our nose

Where does the saying “no skin off my nose” originate?

Just where does the buck stop?

Just where does the buck stop?

Just where does the buck stop?

Next time you think of passing the buck, just remember that it has to stop ...

Have you been ‘caught red-handed’?

Red painted hand on a white background caught red handed

Have you been ‘caught red-handed’?

The history of the idiom ‘caught red-handed’.

Did it ever ‘rain cats and dogs’?

Man holding umbrella to protect from raining cats and dogs

Did it ever ‘rain cats and dogs’?

Did it ever actually ‘rain cats and dogs’ somewhere?

Why do we say ‘apple of my eye’?

apple of my eye graphic

Why do we say ‘apple of my eye’?

We share the origin of the idiom ‘apple of my eye’ and what it means.

What does ‘scapegoat’ really mean?

Funny brown goat close up

What does ‘scapegoat’ really mean?

What does ‘scapegoat’ mean and how did the goat get so unlucky?

Why is it called Good Friday?

crown of thorns on a dark background

Why is it called Good Friday?

What’s so good about the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified?

How did ‘steal one’s thunder’ originate?

portrait of english dramatist john dennis

How did ‘steal one’s thunder’ originate?

We investigate the origin behind the idiom ‘steal one’s thunder’.

Why do we use ‘Bob’s your Uncle’?

English etymology book of the idiom bobs your uncle

Why do we use ‘Bob’s your Uncle’?

Find out from where this popular idiom originated.

‘She’ is the cat’s mother

‘She’ is the cat’s mother

‘She’ is the cat’s mother

What does "'She' is the cat's mother' really mean?

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