If we have learnt anything from watching Arnold on Different Strokes its to question something that doesn’t really make sense.
When I was a Rugrat, it seemed grown ups would say a lot of phrases that just seemed, how do I put this, silly. Their words went through one ear and then straight out the other. If only I had questioned them on the phrases they were using I would understand today the true meaning of what they were trying to teach me. Sniff.
*To the rescue* http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html. This site gives you a list of phrases and what their origins are.
Feast your eyes on the below popular phrases and see if you can (without the use of the above website) make out what they mean. Don’t be a silly Rugrat, like I was.
Once in a blue moon. Never seen one!
Curiosity killed the cat. More of a dog person myself.
The proof’s in the pudding. Yummy i want some!
As happy as Larry. Who the heck is this guy? Oh. Its Larry.
Burning the Candle at both ends. Computer says “no”.