Jientje’s 1000 Words Photo Challenge

Jientje, our mistress of fun, has cooked up a wonderful photo challenge, and this is what she has to say about it:

When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the colourful language my grandmother used. She had such a way with words, she had her own funny ways to describe things and that memory still makes me smile. As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language.

Now, because a picture paints a thousand words, I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to pick an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we’ll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?

If  “language is the dress of thoughts”  ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe …

And so we continue ….

Week Six: K & L


Know When To Hold’em, Know When To Fold’em

This one comes to us from the early history of America and the days of riverboat gambling and the wild, wild west.  It simply means one needs to know when to quit.  I think Kenny Rogers said it best:

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Lucky in Love

See that look in his eyes?  He was looking at me.  Does this one really need explanation?

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If you liked this, you can see what the other players have come up with by stopping by Jientje’s, Heaven is in Belgium, and clicking on the links. If you really liked this, grab your camera and play along! Jientje is one heck of a hostess and a good time will be had by all!

Jientje’s 1000 Words Photo Challenge

Jientje, our mistress of fun, has cooked up a wonderful photo challenge, and this is what she has to say about it:

When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the colourful language my grandmother used. She had such a way with words, she had her own funny ways to describe things and that memory still makes me smile. As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language.

Now, because a picture paints a thousand words, I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to pick an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we’ll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?

If  “language is the dress of thoughts” ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe …

And so we continue ….

Week Five: I & J

If  It Walks Like a Duck, and Talks Like a Duck, it Must Be a Duck!

This simply means, don’t go trying to convince me that he/she/you/it,
is something it’s obviously not.

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Just What the Doctor Ordered.

This is most often said when one is handed something that exactly fits his/her
wants or needs at that moment.

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If you liked this, you can see what the other players have come up with by stopping by Jientje’s, Heaven is in Belgium, and clicking on the links. If you really liked this, grab your camera and play along! Jientje is one heck of a hostess and a good time will be had by all!

Jientje’s 1000 Words Photo Challenge

Jientje, our mistress of fun, has cooked up a wonderful photo challenge, and this is what she has to say about it:

When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the colourful language my grandmother used.  She had such a way with words, she had her own funny ways to describe things and that memory still makes me smile. As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language.

Now, because a picture paints a thousand words, I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to pick an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we’ll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?

If  “language is the dress of thoughts” ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe …

And so we continue …. (And I am behind, so you get two weeks worth from me!)

Week Three: E & F

Every Time  a Bell Rings, An Angel Gets His Wings

This is not really an idiom, but it is a colorful part of American speech. It came to us from the Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,”when Clarence, the angel explains the significance of bell ringing to George Bailey.  At the end of the movie, when Clarence has successfully kept George from committing suicide, George hears a bell ring, and knows that in heaven, Clarence has finally earned his angel wings.

Finger in Every Pie

If you have a finger in every pie, then you have diversified your investments and have many different sources of real and/or potential revenue.

Week Four: G & H

Good As Gold

If something is as good as gold,then it is a solid and dependable investment.  If a person is considered as good as gold, it means they are very trustworthy and stable.

Hidden in Plain Sight

If something is hidden in plain sight, it is generally right where it should be, and is just being overlooked. For Amoeba and I — especially I — that is usually our glasses right on the top of our heads!

Jientje’s One Thousand Words Photo Challenge

Jientje, our mistress of fun, has cooked up a new photo challenge, and this is what she has to say about it:

When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the colourful language my grandmother used.  She had such a way with words, she had her own funny ways to describe things and that memory still makes me smile. As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language.

Now, because a picture paints a thousand words, I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to pick an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we’ll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?

And so we start ….

Week One:  A & B

An Ace Up His Sleeve

Idiom

If you have an ace up your sleeve, the implication is that you have a hidden asset which may,
or may not,
be legal and above board.
In the wild west gambling halls, if someone was caught with an ace up his sleeve,
he was shot first and questioned later.

Buttons & Bows

metaphor
metaphor

If you’re all dressed up in buttons and bows, you are wearing your fanciest duds.
Gram used to tell me to get into my “buttons and bows”
when she wanted me to dress for church or some fancy occasion.
The metaphor is also the title of a song first published in 1947
and can be listened to on Youtube as sung by Gene Autry.

Buttons & Bows, Gene Autry

If you liked this, you can see what the other players have come up with by stopping by Jientje’s, Heaven is in Belgium, and clicking on the links. If you really liked this, grab your camera and play along! Jientje is one heck of a hostess and a good time will be had by all!