View Full Version : least favorite idiom
08-29-2010, 07:27 PM
Okay, I love language and word play, but idioms? I really can't stand them. So, I thought it might be fun for people to post their least favorite example of one.
Pulling out all the stops.
08-29-2010, 08:19 PM
Let's make sure that we are on same page.
Had manager who always used this expression. Could bet money that it would turn up at least once in weekly conference calls.
08-29-2010, 08:46 PM
It just doesn't intuitively make sense to me.
08-29-2010, 09:07 PM
"That's neither here nor there."
Then where could it possibly be?
08-29-2010, 09:55 PM
Let's clear the air.
Unless you farted, the air is not the subject matter in need of clearing.
09-01-2010, 04:21 AM
"I could care less."
Uh... then go ahead and decrease your level of caring? I, on the other hand, won't, because I couldn't care less.
09-02-2010, 06:15 AM
Translating it literally ... well... I don't know ... Others are also significant (important) to me, too.
10-19-2010, 08:00 PM
10-19-2010, 08:10 PM
In Your FACE!
Know what's in your face? My fist in about 0.003 seconds if you say that again.
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A Cup Of Joe
I'd rather not equate my coffee to a plumber thank you very much
10-20-2010, 05:14 AM
"Let's think outside the box."
Whoever says this is very likely inside the box. And maybe tied up, too.
10-21-2010, 03:43 AM
something is a "piece of cake"
(just saw it in a Dell ad and read it in another thread)
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easy to digest, for sure...
11-04-2010, 11:38 AM
My "better half" - used by individuals who treat spouse like the hired help
11-04-2010, 09:14 PM
To pick someone's brains? Unless you're a neurosurgeon or a pathologist, that's disgusting!
11-04-2010, 09:29 PM
Why not "least favorite memes"? =p
Anyways, here are some idoms that grate on me.
Why can't we all just get along?
chill out man
I'll be there in a flash
Oh, really? In a flash, you say?
This just sounds wrong.
That goes without saying
No, no, it doesn't. Stop implying things. Be clear and literal. This communication stuff is serious business. :D
He is head over heels for it/her.
11-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Sweating like a pig.
My father uses this and it makes no sense. Pigs don't sweat so compare yourself to something that does!
12-03-2010, 03:13 PM
"No skin off my nose." Because it sounds painful, or like someone has a sunburn.
There are also variants including "off my back" and "off my shoulders."
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