Idioms and Their Meanings

Today we are taking a look at some of our most entertaining clip art, Idioms and Catch Phrases.  These items have been requested frequently over the last year, so it is time to show a few of the most popular, as well as the meaning behind these phrases.

Building a House of Cards

Building a House of Cards

 

A House of Cards, defined (Cambridge Idioms Dictionary): an organization or a plan that is very weak and can easily be destroyed.

 

Big Shoes To fill

Big Shoes To fill

Having Big Shoes to Fill, defined: having high expectations about something that came before, and feeling the need to meet the same level of expectation.

 

Raining Cats and Dogs

Raining Cats and Dogs

Raining Cats and Dogs, defined: To be raining excessively hard.

Putting all the Eggs in One Basket

Putting all the Eggs in One Basket

Do not put all your eggs into one basket, defined: Do not put all of your resources into a single idea or location.  If the one location or idea fails, all resources will be lost.

Jumping through Hoops

Jumping through Hoops

Jumping through Hoops, defined: Originated from the concept of a circus, during which large cats (tigers etc.) were forced to perform, jumping through hoops to receive reward.  Modern terminology often reflects doing multiple tasks in order to achieve a certain goal, impress a potential employer or client, etc.

Monkey on Your Back

Monkey on Your Back

To have a Monkey on Your Back, defined: To have a serious problem which will not go away.  Also refers to beating an addiction such as drug, gambling, alcoholism etc.

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7 Responses to “Idioms and Their Meanings”

  1. Mike Searles says:

    Congrats on these images.

    As a professional writer and a long-time fan of idioms and catch-phrases I like what you are doing with your craft.

    By the way — do you have art fot this oldie-but-goodie?:

    ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’

    I especially like this phrase ‘coz it takes seven words to convey it ;)

    Love your work!

    Mike

  2. Shelly says:

    Any chance we can have “Big Shoes to Fill” with a woman in red high heels?

  3. I just want to say thank you for your great work. I don’t go anywhere else any more for my blog graphics. You guys rock and I LOVE the idioms! Keep em coming please.

    thanks
    Terrie Wurzbacher

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