Sep 22, 2010

English Idioms (1)

Have a look at some English idioms.
Most of them have a Greek equivalent.
Can you find it?

1. A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

2. A Doubting Thomas:
A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

3. A Drop in the Bucket:
A very small part of something big or whole.

4. A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:
Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.

5. A Leopard Can't Change His Spots:
You cannot change who you are.

6. A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:
A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.

7. A Piece of Cake:
A task that can be accomplished very easily.

8. Actions Speak Louder Than Words:
It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.

9. Add Fuel To The Fire:
Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.

10. All Bark And No Bite:
When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight.

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

12. All In The Same Boat:
When everyone is facing the same challenges.

13. Apple of My Eye:
Someone who is cherished above all others.

to be continued...

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