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