BREAK A LEG

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It’s a theatrical superstition that wishing someone good luck is actually bad luck. Following that logic, the polite thing to say is, “Break a leg!” There are all sorts of bad things that can happen to an actor on stage, so I’m not sure why we settled on breaking a leg. Imagine if we said, “Forget your lines!” or “Get … Read More

ARE YOU THE BIG CHEESE

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Are you the big cheese? “Big Cheese” is an idiom that means a very important person, usually the boss. For some reason, cheese is very popular when it comes to idioms and jokes. In addition to the “big cheese,” there’s “cheesy” and “cut the cheese.” We’ll save those for future Idioms of the Week, or maybe not. 1: What kind … Read More

I’M GOING WITH MY GUT

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YOUR SECOND BRAIN I’m going to go with my gut for this week’s Idiom of the Week. Does that mean: A: I’m going to take my belly to the movies. B: I’m going to do a lot of sit ups. C: I’m going to trust that feeling I have in the pit of my stomach. D: I’m going to string … Read More

IDIOM OF THE WEEK

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Welcome to the Idiom of the Week. Every week, I’m going to explain an idiom and include a writing prompt. An idiom is an expression whose meaning is different than the actual meaning of the words. Idioms are what bring language to life, so without further adieu, here’s the very first Idiom of the Week. Have you ever wanted to … Read More