Saturday, September 1, 2012

Proverbidioms


 We recently  finished a very fun puzzle with 300 proverbs hidden in them.  We have left it up for several months and we invite visitors to see how many they can guess.






Here is the complete list, which we found online:

PROVERBIDIOMS:
Ace in the hole
All ears
All work and no play makes Jack a dull

boy
An apple a day keeps the doctor away An axe to grind
An empty bag cannot stand upright Ants in the pants
At the end of one's rope

Babies must play Back seat driver
Bad news travels fast Ball game is over Banana nose

Beetle (bug)
Beggars can't be choosers
Behind the 8 ball
Best patch is of the same cloth
Beware of the door with too many keys Big as a barrel
Big fish eat little fish
Bird in the hand is worth two in the

bush
Birds of a feather flock together Bitch
Black as the ace of spades Blockhead
Blow one's own horn
Bone to pick with someone Bookworm
Breadwinner
Break the ice
Bridge over troubled water Broken heart
Burn the candle at both ends Butter someone up Butterfingers
Butterflies in one's stomach

Cauliflower ears
Call no man happy till he's dead
Can't see the forest for the trees
Cast iron stomach
Castles in the air
Cat got your tongue?
Cat's out of the bag
Children should be seen and not heard Chip off the old block
Chip on one's shoulder
Chiseler
Christmas comes but once a year Climb the ladder
Climb the walls
Cloud 9
Colorful language
Coming down in buckets
Cool cat
Counting sheep
Cracked bell can never sound Croaked
Crutch
Cry one's eyes out
Dead men tell no tales
Dear John letter
Dime a dozen
Doesn't have a leg to stand on
Dog (he or she is a)
Don't bite off more than you can chew Don't count your chickens before they

hatch
Don't judge a book by its cover
Don't let the grass grow under your feet Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Don't put all your eggs in one basket Don't put the cart before the horse Don't put your foot in your mouth Don't throw a monkey wrench into the

machinery
Don't throw out the baby with the

bathwater
Down in the dumps Drinks are on the house Drop in the bucket

Eagle flies alone
Ear to the ground
Early bird catches the worm
Easy street
Eat your heart out
Egg in the face
Eighty-six it
Empty barrels make the most noise Even the devil will swear on a stack of

bibles
Every family has at least one black

sheep
Eyes in the back of his head

Face of the mountain
Feeling blue
Finger licking good
Flat as a board
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest Forked tongue

Four eyes
Frog in the throat
Fruit of one's labor
Full of baloney
Full of hot air
Funnier than a barrel of monkeys

Get under one's skin
Getting on someone's back Gingerbread molding
Give him enough rope and he'll hang

himself
Give him the needle Go fly a kite
Go through the roof Going downhill Greenhorn

Green thumb
Hands are tied
Hand that rocks the cradle rules the

world
Handwriting's on the wall
Hang dog
Head in the clouds
Heard it through the grapevine Hedges have eyes
High chair
Higher they rise the farther they fall Hit the sack
Hitch your wagon to a star
Hole in the wall
Home is where you hang your hat Home sweet home
Honesty is the best policy
Horseless carriage
Hot pants
Hotter than a $2 pistol
Hung out to dry
Hungry enough to eat a horse

I was framed
If the hat fits, wear it
If the shoe fits, wear it
I'll eat my hat
Imitation is the sincerest form of

flattery In a stew
In it up to one's neck
In hot water
In one ear and out the other
In the dark
Iron curtain
It's a dog eat dog world
It's no use crying over spilt milk It's written all over your face

Just because there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there isn't fire in the furnace
Keep your head above water Kick the bucket
Killing two birds with one stone Knock on wood

Knockers
Lean over backwards
Lemon
Leave one's mark
Let the chips fall where they may Let's call a spade a spade 


Life has its ups and downs
Life is a two-way street
Light my fire
Lightning never strikes the same place

twice
Lighting the candle at both ends Like father, like son
Like day and night
Long and winding road
Look before you leap
Lose one's head

Make hay while the sun shines
Man who is his own doctor has a fool

for a patient
Man's home is his castle
Many hands make light work
Melt into someone's arms
Men seldom make passes to girls who

wear glasses
Mushroom (man or men)
Music hath charms to soothe the savage

beast
My heart has wings

Needle in a haystack
Never cross a bridge until you come to

it.
Never hit a man below the belt New brooms sweep clean
Nightcap
No strings attached
No one knows what goes on behind

closed doors Nut
Off one's rocker
On the tip of one's tongue
One man's meat is another man's poison Out on a limb
Out to pasture
Over a barrel
Over the hill

Pain in the neck
Painting the town red
Pearls before swine
Picture tells a thousand words Piece of cake
Pig
People who live in glass houses

shouldn't throw stones Playing second fiddle Poison one's mind
Pot belly

Practice what you preach
Pretty as a picture
Printing press is the mother of errors Pull up a chair
Pulling one's leg
Puppet
Pushing up daisies
Put a feather in your cap
Put our heads together
Put that in your pipe and smoke it Put your money where your mouth is

Queer as a $3 bill
Raining cats and dogs
Rat race
Rock's in one's head
Roof over one's head
Rooted to the spot
Roots (to have them somewhere)

Sawing logs
Self-made man
She stole his heart
Shoot one's mouth off
Shot in the arm
Sit on it
Sitting on a fence
Sky is falling
Sky's the limit
Slow but steady wins the race Something up one's sleeve Something's rotten in Denmark Sour grapes
Small world
Smoke so thick you can cut it with a

knife
Snake in the grass Snugasabugintherug Stabbed in the back
Stag party
Stay in one's shell
Stewed
Stitch in time save time
Stone face
Stoned
Stones throw away
Straight from the horse's mouth Strawman
Stretch one's legs
Strong stomach
Stubborn as a mule
Stuffed shirt
Sweep it under the rug Sweetest grapes hang highest

Tails on a coat
Take the bull by the horns
Tall tale (tail)
Tee-shirt
Ten-foot pole
That rings a bell
That's a horse of a different color That's how the cookie crumbles That's icing on the cake
There are more ways to kill a dog than by hanging
There is no fool like an old fool
There's more than one way to skin a cat Thorn in one's side
Throw in the cards
Throw in the hat
Throw in the towel
Tied up
Tighten one's belt
Time flies
Toadstool
Tongue hanging out
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Two heads are better than one

Under the weather Up against the wall Up in the air
Variety is the spice of life
Wallflower
Walls have ears
Watched pot never boils Watchtower
Water (passed) under the bridge Way to a man's heart is through his

stomach
We can make beautiful music together Wear many hats
Weight of the world on one's shoulders When clouds are seen wise men put on

their coats
When one door shuts another opens When the chips are down
Where there's smoke there's fire When poverty knocks at the door, love

flies out the window. White elephant Window on the world Woman driver
World on a string
Would look alright with a bag over his

(or her) head
You are what you eat
You can't be in two places at once You can't have your cake and eat it too You can't keep a good man down
You can't put an old head on young

shoulders
You can't take it with you
You have a screw loose
You have to take the good with the bad You hit the nail right on the head
You would forget your head if it wasn't

screwed on.

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