Green Fingers

If you have green-fingers (or green thumbs) it means you have a seemingly natural ability for gardening and / or growing plants. More idioms to do with the body here.

Keep your head above water

Keep your head above water Originally uploaded by waɪ.tiː f you’re trying to keep your head above the water it means you’re struggling to manage to catch up with your work, responsibilities or finances. This chap is barely managing it, I guess nowadays it’s difficult.

Making an entrance

Making an entrance Originally uploaded by waɪ.tiː If you “make an entrance” it means you enter a place in some formal or special, eye catching, way. For example:- British comedian, Baron Cohen, made a real entrance posing as a gay Austrian fashionista and landing on Eminem’s face at the MTV Movie Awards. Of course this […]

The writing’s on the wall

The writing’s on the wall Originally uploaded by waɪ.tiː If the writing is on the wall for a person or an organization, it is clear that they will fail or be unable to continue. However this photo shows our hotel room in Strasbourg where the writing was literally on the wall, which is a bit […]

Millstone Round Your Neck

Millstone Round Your Neck Originally uploaded by waɪ.tiː If someone is a millstone round your neck, it means they are a burden to you. The idiom probably arises from the Bible: “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about […]