ten things tuesday...

Ten idioms, one of which I used today and my students didn't have any idea what I was saying:

1) Method To My Madness: Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good reason.

2) Put a sock in it: To tell noisy person or a group to be quiet.

3) Wag the Dog: A diversion away from something of greater importance.

4) All Greek to me: Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or understand any of the Greek language would be.

5) Hell in a Handbasket: Deteriorating and headed for complete disaster.

6) Fuddy-duddy: An old-fashioned and foolish type of person.

7) Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket: Do not put all your resources in one possibility.

8) Like a chicken with its head cut off: To act in a frenzied manner.

9) A Slap on the Wrist: A very mild punishment.

10) Pussyfoot: Act in a cautious or noncommittal way. (The one I used in class)


Mary Z said...

Which one did your students not get?

The Gal Herself said...

Please reassure me that they didn't think #10 was sexual.

Kwizgiver said...

They did, indeed.