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Funny English Idioms And Their Meanings
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Funny English Idioms And Their Meanings

Roisin Hahesy is an Irish born children book illustrator, currently living in Brazil. After moving there, she also took up teaching the English language to locals and soon faced an interesting problem – translating the common English sayings and funny idioms, staying true to their meaning and wordplay.

Just to be clear, an idiom is an expression made up from words in such a way, that understanding them literally has no particular meaning. We understand what they mean, because of their popular use. Most common examples of idioms would probably be ‘over the moon’ or ‘see the light’ just to name a few.

Roisin has illustrated a couple of well known English expressions trying to reveal their meanings or just to show how funny it would look if we’d take them literally. Scroll down to see our pick of funny English idioms illustrated below!

More info: rosha.ie

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Bob’s Your Uncle

Head In The Clouds

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Heart In Your Mouth

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DianeBleyer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remembered when Vietnamese boy in my room looked out the window when I said it was raining cats and dogs.

CatalinNicanov
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, let's adress the elephant in the room.

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DianeBleyer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remembered when Vietnamese boy in my room looked out the window when I said it was raining cats and dogs.

CatalinNicanov
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, let's adress the elephant in the room.

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