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.
49 pictures
  • 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
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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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