I’m from Kentucky, where figurative language flows like “water off a ducks back”. I’ve said each of these figurative statements in conversation, but I’ve never thought about them literally. I “got a real kick” out of imagining these figurative statements literally. Read the list, and use your imagination. Enjoy!
You have a chip on your shoulder.
A picture paints a thousand words.
It costs a arm and a leg.
He’s as high as a kite.
We’re like to peas in a pod.
I chewed my boss out.
Her attitude drives me up the wall.
She packed everything but the kitchen sink.
She was walking like a bat out of hell.
I’m going out on a limb with this idea.
I have an axe to grind with you.
She’s rich and high on the hog.
I’m gonna hit the hay.
That idea hit the nail on the head.
Hold your horses.
That was the icing on the cake.
He kicked the bucket.
Lend me your ear.
She let the cat out of the bag.
He’s a loose cannon.
I got off the hook.
Over my dead body.
I’m just pulling your leg.
It’s raining cats and dogs.
You are a son of a gun.
This is the last straw.
I wear my heart on my sleeve.
I’ll do it when pigs fly.
You are what you eat.
Imagining cats and dogs raining from the sky, a man chewing on his bosses leg, a picture painting thousands of words, and a girl with a chip balanced on her shoulder was amusing for me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. What was your favorite?
I illustrated some of my favorites with my dazzling ‘5th grade level’ art abilities.
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