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Idioms for idiots

  1. 1. REACH FORREACH FOR THE STARSTHE STARS
  2. 2. REACH FORREACH FOR THE STARSTHE STARS My parents alwaysMy parents always told me to do mytold me to do my best and REACH FORbest and REACH FOR THE STARSTHE STARS
  3. 3. A DOLLARA DOLLAR STRETCHSTRETCH
  4. 4. I WAS SHORT OF MONEY SO II WAS SHORT OF MONEY SO I HAD TO STRETCH MY DOLLARHAD TO STRETCH MY DOLLAR STRETCHSTRETCH A DOLLARA DOLLAR
  5. 5. A WOLF INA WOLF IN SHEEP’SSHEEP’S CLOTHINGCLOTHING
  6. 6. A WOLF INA WOLF IN SHEEP’SSHEEP’S CLOTHINGCLOTHING My boss was so kind but actually a very horrible person. He is a WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING!
  7. 7. A FISH OUTA FISH OUT OF WATEROF WATER
  8. 8. A FISH OUTA FISH OUT OF WATEROF WATER David was at a party withDavid was at a party with all women! He was like Aall women! He was like A FISH OUT OF WATERFISH OUT OF WATER
  9. 9. YOU CAN LEAD A HORSEYOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER BUTTO WATER BUT YOU CAN’TYOU CAN’T MAKE IT DRINK!MAKE IT DRINK!
  10. 10. YOU CAN LEAD A HORSEYOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER BUTTO WATER BUT YOU CAN’T MAKE IT DRINK!YOU CAN’T MAKE IT DRINK! I taught him allI taught him all year but heyear but he wouldn’t learn. Youwouldn’t learn. You CAN LEAD A HORSECAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER BUT YOUTO WATER BUT YOU CAN’T MAKE ITCAN’T MAKE IT DRINK!DRINK!
  11. 11. TIME TOTIME TO GO!GO! GET GOING!GET GOING! HIT THE ROAD!HIT THE ROAD!
  12. 12. TIME TOTIME TO GET GOING / HIT THE ROAD /GET GOING / HIT THE ROAD / It’s 5pm. Work isIt’s 5pm. Work is finished. Time tofinished. Time to HIT THE ROAD.HIT THE ROAD.
  13. 13. WE AREWE ARE ONON TARGETTARGET
  14. 14. WE ARE ON TARGETWE ARE ON TARGET We sold 500We sold 500 books thisbooks this year. Weyear. We have to sellhave to sell 600. WE ARE600. WE ARE ON TARGETON TARGET for the year.for the year.
  15. 15. WALKING OFFWALKING OFF THE BEATENTHE BEATEN PATHPATH
  16. 16. Walking Off The Beaten PathWalking Off The Beaten Path She found a greatShe found a great store when walkingstore when walking home a different way.home a different way. She was alwaysShe was always WALKING OFF THEWALKING OFF THE BEATEN PATH.BEATEN PATH.
  17. 17. THE PENTHE PEN IS MIGHTIER THANIS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORDTHE SWORD
  18. 18. THE PEN IS MIGHTIERTHE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORDTHAN THE SWORD HE WROTE AHE WROTE A BEAUTIFUL LETTERBEAUTIFUL LETTER TOTO THE KING. TheTHE KING. The king didn’t kill him.king didn’t kill him. THE PEN ISTHE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THEMIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD.SWORD.
  19. 19. TIMETIME FLIESFLIES
  20. 20. TIME FLIESTIME FLIES My God!My God! It is almostIt is almost dark. My,dark. My, TIME FLIES!TIME FLIES!
  21. 21. CROCODILECROCODILE TEARSTEARS
  22. 22. CROCODILE TEARSCROCODILE TEARS She reallyShe really wasn’t sad hewasn’t sad he had died. Shehad died. She shedshed CROCODILECROCODILE TEARSTEARS
  23. 23. BEHINDBEHIND THE 8 BALLTHE 8 BALL
  24. 24. BEHIND THE 8 BALLBEHIND THE 8 BALL He had onlyHe had only one chanceone chance to finish. Heto finish. He was BEHINDwas BEHIND THE 8 BALL.THE 8 BALL.
  25. 25. HEADHEAD IN THE CLOUDSIN THE CLOUDS
  26. 26. HEAD IN THE CLOUDSHEAD IN THE CLOUDS He didn’t listen and was always looking out theHe didn’t listen and was always looking out the window. He had his HEAD IN THE CLOUDSwindow. He had his HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
  27. 27. PUT YOUR FOOTPUT YOUR FOOT IN YOURIN YOUR MOUTHMOUTH
  28. 28. PUT YOUR FOOTPUT YOUR FOOT IN YOUR MOUTHIN YOUR MOUTH He told herHe told her about theabout the surprisesurprise party. Heparty. He PUT HISPUT HIS FOOT INFOOT IN HIS MOUTH.HIS MOUTH.
  29. 29. FEEL LIKE A PUPPETFEEL LIKE A PUPPET ON AON A STRINGSTRING
  30. 30. FEEL LIKE A PUPPETFEEL LIKE A PUPPET ON A STRINGON A STRING My wife tellsMy wife tells meme everything Ieverything I can do. Ican do. I FEEL LIKE AFEEL LIKE A PUPPET ONPUPPET ON A STRING!A STRING!
  31. 31. GET YOURGET YOUR FOOT IN THEFOOT IN THE DOORDOOR
  32. 32. GET YOUR FOOTGET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOORIN THE DOOR He finally gotHe finally got a job as aa job as a DJ. He GOTDJ. He GOT HIS FOOT INHIS FOOT IN THE DOOR!THE DOOR!
  33. 33. FEELINGFEELING BLUEBLUE
  34. 34. FEELING BLUEFEELING BLUE He had lost hisHe had lost his girlfriend.girlfriend. He was very sad.He was very sad. He was FEELINGHe was FEELING BLUE.BLUE.
  35. 35. TREASURE CHEST OFTREASURE CHEST OF OF IDEASOF IDEAS
  36. 36. TREASURE CHEST OFTREASURE CHEST OF OF IDEAS.OF IDEAS. He knew soHe knew so much! Hemuch! He was awas a TREASURETREASURE CHEST OFCHEST OF IDEAS!IDEAS!
  37. 37. RUNNINGRUNNING OUT OF TIMEOUT OF TIME
  38. 38. RUNNINGRUNNING OUT OF TIMEOUT OF TIME It was almost midnight!It was almost midnight! Cinderella was running OUTCinderella was running OUT OF TIMEOF TIME
  39. 39. LIKE A FISHLIKE A FISH OUT OFOUT OF WATERWATER
  40. 40. LIKE A FISHLIKE A FISH OUT OF WATEROUT OF WATER HEHE COULDN’TCOULDN’T DANCE. HeDANCE. He was awas a FISH OUTFISH OUT OF WATEROF WATER
  41. 41. WE DON’T SEEWE DON’T SEE EYE TOEYE TO EYEEYE
  42. 42. WE DON’T SEEWE DON’T SEE EYE TO EYEEYE TO EYE We canWe can nevernever agree. Weagree. We don’t seedon’t see EYE TO EYEEYE TO EYE
  43. 43. I GIVEI GIVE UP!UP!
  44. 44. I GIVE UPI GIVE UP I can’tI can’t continue.continue. I quit, II quit, I GIVEGIVE UP!UP!
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