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Old 02-21-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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The Idiom challenge

If you've ever studied a different language, you'll know that the most difficult nuances to understand are idioms. This is a constant struggle for my wife and me. We play a game with the children who hang out here during the weekdays to teach us new idioms. I even have an app on my droid phone that explains idioms and teaches me new ones. My wife & I play a game where we speak only in idioms and try to hold an entire conversation. Since she is now reading this forum, I thought it would be fun to try with other members. It would certainly teach us new ones, while giving us a hint regarding the meaning. Come up with a new idiom that pertains to the subject.....if you can. If you don't mind, please put the phrase in quotes as it will help us to understand.

"I'll get the ball rolling."

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #3
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Glad to see someone is willing to play. Didn't want to "twist your arm".
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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Looks like Barbara is "hot to trot."
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If you've ever studied a different language, you'll know that the most difficult nuances to understand are idioms. This is a constant struggle for my wife and me. We play a game with the children who hang out here during the weekdays to teach us new idioms. I even have an app on my droid phone that explains idioms and teaches me new ones. My wife & I play a game where we speak only in idioms and try to hold an entire conversation. Since she is now reading this forum, I thought it would be fun to try with other members. It would certainly teach us new ones, while giving us a hint regarding the meaning. Come up with a new idiom that pertains to the subject.....if you can. If you don't mind, please put the phrase in quotes as it will help us to understand.

"I'll get the ball rolling."



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"I'm in." This sounds like fun.
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