Tag Archives: Idioms

Word Nerd Wednesday – Forty Winks

Greetings, word nerds! This week’s Word Nerd Wednesday post is inspired by a poem by Shel Silverstein. I don’t know whether you know of his various children’s books, but Runny Babbit is a popular one in our household, all the funnier … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – To a T

Hello, word nerds! It’s been a little while since I did a word nerd post, but last week I wrote a review that mentioned a character who fit a certain description ‘to a T’. First of all I had to … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Ten to the Dozen

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! This week’s Word Nerd post has been inspired by a comment I got yesterday on one of my previous posts: Flat Out Like a Lizard Drinking. In that post I made use of the phrase ‘ten to … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – I’d Give My Eye-Teeth

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! Today’s Word Nerd post is inspired by yesterday’s Top Ten Tuesday post in a round-about kind of way. Yesterday’s topic was Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early. As I was thinking about the post, I … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – With Flying Colours

Greetings, word nerds! I had one of those moments this week where I said something that I’ve said hundreds of times before, and suddenly thought, “Why do we say that, anyway?” The phrase? with flying colours. You most often hear … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Falling in Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, reader friends! I thought today might be a good opportunity to look at a phrase that I’m not overly fond of: falling in love. Why am I not fond of it? Well, I’ll get to that in a … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – On Tenterhooks

Welcome word nerds! Last week I introduced you to the marvellous word scurryfunge, and gave you four possible definitions for the word. (If you missed that post, click here now, before you see the answer!!) In fact, I’ll save the answer … Continue reading

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