Tag Archives: Idioms

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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Word Nerd Wednesday – You’re Fired!

Howdy, Word Nerds! I missed posting my regular Word Nerd post last week because I was so busy with interviews and other posts, but I’m back again this week with a post inspired by my minister! That’s right. I think it … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Flat Out Like a Lizard Drinking

Welcome to another edition of Word Nerd Wednesday! Last week I gave your vocabulary a little boost by introducing the word prestidigitation and asking you to tell me what you thought it meant. I either have some very clever readers, or I … Continue reading

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