The Real Idiom

The science of the idioms

Elan Mudrow

9fdbb7212378305c7d832c11b15db8d9A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, should be

A bird in the hand is worth two poops on your fingers, meaning

You think you’re the shit, but actually you are a piece of shit.

A penny for your thoughts, should be

A penny for you to stop your thoughts, meaning

Stop being stupid.

Add insult to injuries, should be

Add salt to injuries, meaning

Do something very evil to someone while they’re already down in the dumps

At the drop of a hat, should

At the drop of a bat, meaning

If anyone flirts with your lover, even so much as winks, you will beat them senseless.

Back to the drawing board, should be

Back to the yawning board, meaning

Not that story again, and again, and again.

Ball is in your court, should be

Balls in your court, meaning

You’re going to get laid…

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