Idioms
Contest Directions: One of the true measures of language proficiency is how well someone can use idioms (see example). Idioms can not be translated directly into other languages, and confuse foreign students who can not translate them word by word. Millions of dollars every year are given in grants to linguists who research the true origins of idioms - some of them are quite entertaining.
Choose any idioms and depict them literally. You are welcome to use English idioms (here's a good directory of them), or idioms from any other language (in this case please explain the meaning of an idiom in the creator comment section of your entry). Proverbs and common phrases are also acceptable in this contest.
Many thanks to Tpbob for the contest concept.
This gallery only contains our top 49 selections from its parent contest Idioms. All 49 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • A Bird in the Hand is Better Than

    A Bird in the Hand is Better Than
  • No Brainer

    No Brainer
  • Read Between the Lines

    Read Between the Lines
  • Eat My Dust

    Eat My Dust
  • High Five

    High Five
  • Gravy Train

    Gravy Train
  • Hilary Clinton Cracking Up

    Hilary Clinton Cracking Up
  • Blind Date

    Blind Date
  • My Gut Tells Me

    My Gut Tells Me
  • Neither Fish nor Fowl

    Neither Fish nor Fowl
  • Pelosi Eat Crow

    Pelosi Eat Crow
  • Saving Face

    Saving Face
  • As Awkward as a Cow on Roller Skates

    As Awkward as a Cow on Roller Skates
  • Two Faced Putin

    Two Faced Putin
  • Dead From The Neck Up

    Dead From The Neck Up
  • Losing Your Head

    Losing Your Head
  • All Thumbs

    All Thumbs
  • Light My Fire

    Light My Fire
  • as Far as

    as Far as
  • Chip On His Shoulder

    Chip On His Shoulder
  • Davy Jones Locker

    Davy Jones Locker
  • As Well

    As Well
  • Judging a Book by its Cover

    Judging a Book by its Cover
  • Have a frog in Your Throat

    Have a frog in Your Throat
  • Dead End

    Dead End
  • Cat Got Your Tongue

    Cat Got Your Tongue
  • As Hungry as a Bear

    As Hungry as a Bear
  • Cup of Joe

    Cup of Joe
  • Cup Of Joe

    Cup Of Joe
  • In a Nut Shell - Obama Coconut Head

    In a Nut Shell - Obama Coconut Head
  • When Hell Freezes Over

    When Hell Freezes Over
  • Clean Bill of Health

    Clean Bill of Health
  • Fiat Lux

    Fiat Lux
  • A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

    A Picture Paints a Thousand Words
  • Eyes in the back of your head

    Eyes in the back of your head
  • Out of your Element!

    Out of your Element!
  • Obama Hanging Loose

    Obama Hanging Loose
  • A Bull in a China Shop

    A Bull in a China Shop
  • Beating Around The Bush

    Beating Around The Bush
  • Bad Mouth

    Bad Mouth
  • Trump Card

    Trump Card
  • Poor as a Church Mouse

    Poor as a Church Mouse
  • She Ate Him with her Eyes

    She Ate Him with her Eyes
  • Raining Cats and Dogs

    Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Obama - Long in the Tooth

    Obama - Long in the Tooth
  • Shoot the Breeze

    Shoot the Breeze
  • Uglier Than a Mud Fence

    Uglier Than a Mud Fence
  • Out of the Mouths of Babes

    Out of the Mouths of Babes
  • Holy Mackeral

    Holy Mackeral
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Contest Info

  • Started: 5/17/2009 15:00
  • Ended: 5/20/2009 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 49
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
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