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!

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As Cool As A Cucumber

Hold Your Horses

Kick The Bucket

Blue In The Face

A Storm In A Teacup

Bob’s Your Uncle

Head In The Clouds

Dead As A Doornail

A Piece Of Cake

Heart In Your Mouth