A Story FULL OF IDIOMS - Would you like to try finding them ;)

Hello everyone!

I really got a kick out of reading this story that I've just collected from the internet. Here is  THE SOURCE I'd like to share with you all and let's learn together in having fun :)

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME?

Because the story was written in so many idioms and it seems to be difficult for us to understand the content if we didn't know all those idioms in it. So, each of us has to find out one by one and beside, giving the meaning and the sample sentence for that idiom we just find.

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STORY

English language is full of fun stuff

I'd like to put a bug in your ear about something that just has me rolling in the aisles. It's been a month of Sundays since I heard it through the grapevine but if I don't dish the dirt on this soon I'll be beside myself.

One day when it was raining cats and dogs, my best bud stuck her foot in her mouth and spilled the beans about her main squeeze. She's always had loose lips but this time she really talked my arm off about her sugar daddy.

It seems he'd had his nose to the grindstone for months till he finally popped a cork and went on the lam from work. He hot-footed it to the local watering hole and really tied one on. In two shakes of a lamb's tail he wound up three sheets to the wind. I mean drunk as a skunk.

The next thing you know, someone ticked him off and like a bull in a china shop he wiped the floor with the guy - totally cleaned his clock. Of course, he didn't know the guy from a hole in the wall, but it turns out the guy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and is all but_ joined at the hip with the son of Sugar Daddy's boss.

Are you getting the big picture here?

At this point in time, I'm about to blow off- the whole shootin' match cause I just can't quite get my arms around this- walk in the park. But my girlfriend is becoming a real basket case over the whole can of worms. So even though it sounds all out of whack, I let her rattle on bending my ear with this cock and bull story.

Well, to make a long story short, Sugar Daddy finds his heart in his mouth when he sees what a pickle he's in. So he grabs his cell phone and calls his flavor of the month (my friend) and starts crying in his beer about how he's going to be toast if she doesn't hustle her bustle over there and help him put some lipstick on the pig before the police throw him in the pokey.

Now, I have to admit, she's a little wet behind the ears, otherwise she would have known that he was feeding her a line. But no, she swallows it hook, line and sinker. She throws caution to the wind and lays rubber all the way across town to rescue a drunk who's dumber than a stump.

When she walked in the bar, the victim was still out cold and she actually thought he had kicked the bucket - you know, bought the farm. But she got him on his feet and paid through the nose for a cab to take him home. Then she and Sugar Daddy took a powder before the cavalry arrived.

But here's the icing on the cake. The next day, Sugar Daddy hands my friend the green weenie! That's right. He says he needs some space, wants to consider his options, and thinks they should cool it.

Well, I tried to soft peddle it for my friend's sake, but she really kissed the pooch on this one. I should have just put my cards on the table and told her that's what happens when you wear your heart on your sleeve. So put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Oh well, that's how the cookie crumbles.

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(All the idioms that you guys have already found out will be highlighted)

And,

After finding out all the idioms of a sentence.

There will be a challenge for us to convert the original sentence above in Simple English? you can use or not some of those idioms in the original sentence.

That's really a good way for us to learn how to use English in the best way. Don't you think so?

I'd like to thanks Teacher Anele for her brilliant suggestion for us to be effective in learning.

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The Simple Version of The Story above

I wish our dear EC Teachers could come here and correct our mistakes in those translations. I'd appreciate that. Thanks you so much in advance!

1) I would like to tell you a story about something that just makes me burst out laughing. 2) It's been a long time ago since I heard it from someone of my old friends but I can't help telling this someone. (Translated by Marik)

3) One day when was a downpour, my best bud was feeling upset after telling me some things about her boyfriend that I shouldn't know. (Translated by Marik). 4) She's always told about her private life but this time she really bored me with talk about her rich man. (Translated by Marik)

5) Seemingly he had worked hard continuously until he felt really stressed and stopped working. (Translated by Ha Nguyen). 6) He straight away went to the local bar and got drunk.  (Translated by Marik). 7) Then, just after a very short time, he got staggering drunk. I mean be very drunk (Translated by Scarlett)

8) The next thing you know, someone made him angry and he clumsy knocked around the guy - totally beat him up. (Translated by Marik). 9) Of course, he didn't know the guy from a small restaurant, but it turns out the guy was from rich family and is almost in close contact with the son of Sugar Daddy's boss. (Translated by Marik)

10) Are you getting the whole story here? (Translated by Marik)

11) Now I'm going to ignore everything because I don't confidently understand this easy matter.  (Translated by Ha Nguyen). 12) But my girlfriend is becoming a complete mess over the whole set of troubles. (Translated by Marik). 13) So even though it doesn't make sense at all, still I let her torture my ears talking about it (Translated by Scarlett).

14) Well, the gist of story is that Sugar Daddy was extremely nervous when he saw what trouble he is in  (Translated by Marik). 15) So he grabs his cell phone and calls his newest darling (my friend) and starts to tell her about his regret and what trouble he's going to have if she doesn't hurry up over there and help him to correct the situation before the police throw him in the jail  (Translated by Marik).

16) Now, I have to admit, she's a little immature, otherwise she would have known that he was deceiving her  (Translated by Marik). 17) But no, she believes him completely (Translated by Marik).

18) She carelessly rush all the way across town to rescue a drunk who hardly can speak  (Translated by Marik). 19) When she walked in the bar, the victim was still unconscious and she actually thought he passed away - you know, died  (Translated by Scarlett).

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Comment by Marik on December 29, 2012 at 7:02

Here is another idiom: stick/put one's foot in one's mouth.

Meaning: to say something stupid, insulting or hurtful.

Sentence: She accidentally heard when he was saying she is fat. He really put his foot in his mouth then.


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Comment by Gabriel Sowrian on December 29, 2012 at 7:01

“… but if I don't dish the dirt on this soon I'll be beside myself.”

(Found on the last sentence of the first paragraph!)

 

Idiom          : beside myself [beside yourself (with something)]

Meaning     : find it hard to control because of the force of emotion you are

                     feeling

In sentence: I’m dead sure that I’ll be beside myself with Laura’s deception

                     if I don’t tell Larry about it the soonest.

Comment by Scarlett on December 29, 2012 at 6:12

Hello my dear Teachers and Friends,

First of all, I'd like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your great supports. That's very kind of you guys to join here and help our friends learn more from each other. I'm really over the moon!

Please enjoy playing the game to the max, don't hesitate to come here as many times as you want. I appreciate that enthusiasm of yours!

 

I'm also learning day by day. So, it's my turn!

 

Idiom : sugar daddy

Meaning :  A rich man who buys gifts or gives money to a younger woman to spend time together, or have sex. (a very wealthy and old boyfriend)

Sentence : When you told him that he's a sugar daddy, he got very angry. He said she wasn' t interested in his money, only in him.


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Comment by Expector Smith on December 28, 2012 at 23:17

A article which is full of idioms can be so hard to read, but can be so fun - I wrote a blog about it!

Comment by Hala J.M on December 28, 2012 at 21:40

Thank you dear Scarlett for sharing !We have learned many idioms and proverbs together for more than twenty days in Gabriel's blog :" How many can you find ?" and now we will review them here ,too .

It's really a great idea ...learning idioms in an interesting way can be more useful and challenging !

Idiom :raining cats and dogs .

meaning:to rain very hard .

sentence :I'm not going out in that storm ,it's raining cats and dogs .


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Comment by Gabriel Sowrian on December 28, 2012 at 20:59

Hi, Scarlett!

Do you  mind if I post here one more idiom  picked from  the above article? I simply couldn’t resist it, dear! ;-) By the way, thank you for sharing this wonderful blog with us!

Idiom          : main squeeze

Meaning   . : a boyfriend or girlfriend

In sentence: It makes me wonder who his main squeeze is between the two girls.

P.S.  Now I know why you,  Marik and the rest of the participants are so engaged in those Challenges!

Comment by Marik on December 28, 2012 at 20:26

May I give one idiom more, that Sahar missed? I hope I may :P

Idiom: hear something through the grapevine.

Meaning: to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else.

Sentence: I've heard through the grapevine that he went over the hill. (In sentence is another idiom that means escaped from prison or the military).

Comment by Marik on December 28, 2012 at 20:18

Just a little bit more and we'll master this topic thoroughly (I mean idioms), won't we? What do you say, Scarlett?

Here is the first one I found: a month of Sundays.

Meaning: a long period of time.

Sentence: It seems they'll meet again in a month of Sundays after their last quarrel.

Comment by Sahar on December 28, 2012 at 20:00

Dish the dirt on:

 

I'd like to put a bug in your ear about something that just has me rolling in the aisles. It's been a month of Sundays since I heard it through the grapevine but if I don't dish the dirt on this soon I'll be beside myself.

 

Meaning:

to tell people unpleasant or shocking personal information about someone (often + on )

Comment by Sahar on December 28, 2012 at 19:56

Oh!

Good Scarlett!

You are making different those idioms which members find!

It is really nice!

Now I like to find another one :)

Until now, I've read only the first paragraph and understand its meaning by our friends description well.

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