Idioms
Contest Directions: One of the true measures of language proficiency is how well someone can use idioms. 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.
60 pictures
  • Love Me Love my Snoop Dog

    Love Me Love my Snoop Dog
  • To Give a Killer Look - Tom Cruise

    To Give a Killer Look - Tom Cruise
  • Passing the Buck - Deers Driving

    Passing the Buck - Deers Driving
  • Cheap Shot - Army Using Toy Guns

    Cheap Shot - Army Using Toy Guns
  • Man Losing His Marbles

    Man Losing His Marbles
  • Barack Obama Singing Group

    Barack Obama Singing Group
  • The World is Her Oyster

    The World is Her Oyster
  • Babe In The Woods

    Babe In The Woods
  • Think Outside the Box

    Think Outside the Box
  • She`s Like a Flower

    She`s Like a Flower
  • George Clooney is All ears

    George Clooney is All ears
  • A Storm in a Teacup

    A Storm in a Teacup
  • Get Off my Back

    Get Off my Back
  • The Elephant in the Room

    The Elephant in the Room
  • Apple of my Eye

    Apple of my Eye
  • Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Seeing Eye to Eye

    Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Seeing Eye to Eye
  • The Eye of the Storm

    The Eye of the Storm
  • Take off the Mask

    Take off the Mask
  • Hold All the Aces

    Hold All the Aces
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Afraid of His Shadow

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Afraid of His Shadow
  • Set My Teeth on Edge

    Set My Teeth on Edge
  • Mr Bean with One Foot in the Grave

    Mr Bean with One Foot in the Grave
  • Lil Wayne Armed to the Teeth

    Lil Wayne Armed to the Teeth
  • Money Growing on Trees

    Money Growing on Trees
  • Strange Bedfellows Elton John with David Beckham

    Strange Bedfellows Elton John with David Beckham
  • Pilot Asleep at the Wheel

    Pilot Asleep at the Wheel
  • The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

    The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
  • Drive Someone Up the Wall

    Drive Someone Up the Wall
  • Mick Jagger Killing Two Birds with One Stone

    Mick Jagger Killing Two Birds with One Stone
  • Men Living Out of a Suitcase

    Men Living Out of a Suitcase
  • Barack Obama Having a Ball

    Barack Obama Having a Ball
  • Man Thinking Outside the Box

    Man Thinking Outside the Box
  • Baby Fresh as a Daisy

    Baby Fresh as a Daisy
  • Hitman Killing With a Smile

    Hitman Killing With a Smile
  • It`s Raining Cats and Dogs

    It`s Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Baby with Hawk Eyes

    Baby with Hawk Eyes
  • Barack Obama`s No Go Area

    Barack Obama`s No Go Area
  • Woman is an Open Book

    Woman is an Open Book
  • If the Shoe Fits Wear It

    If the Shoe Fits Wear It
  • Squirrel with a Pair of Brass Balls

    Squirrel with a Pair of Brass Balls
  • George Clooney Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel

    George Clooney Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Obama Biting the Hand that Feeds Him

    Obama Biting the Hand that Feeds Him
  • Face Like Thunder

    Face Like Thunder
  • Man Like the Cat that Ate the Canary

    Man Like the Cat that Ate the Canary
  • Barack Obama with the World at his Feet

    Barack Obama with the World at his Feet
  • Barack Obama in the Dog House

    Barack Obama in the Dog House
  • Cup of Joe

    Cup of Joe
  • Time Flies

    Time Flies
  • Barack Obama with a Bee in His Bonnet

    Barack Obama with a Bee in His Bonnet
  • Boy Kicking the Bucket

    Boy Kicking the Bucket
  • Raining Cats and Dogs

    Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Apple of my Eye

    Apple of my Eye
  • Eyes in the Back of My Head

    Eyes in the Back of My Head
  • Anthony Weiner Made an Ass of Himself

    Anthony Weiner Made an Ass of Himself
  • Tongue Tied Bear

    Tongue Tied Bear
  • Glass Half Empty or Half Full

    Glass Half Empty or Half Full
  • The World in my Hands

    The World in my Hands
  • The Last Straw

    The Last Straw
  • Jack Nicholson in a Box

    Jack Nicholson in a Box
  • Bruce Willis with a Foot in His Mouth

    Bruce Willis with a Foot in His Mouth
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Contest Info

  • Started: 6/21/2011 11:00
  • Ended: 6/24/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 60
  • 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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