Select a letter and become better acquainted with the phrase of your choice!
The Expressions List - Find the meanings for a number of different idioms!
Once you've selected a letter, a list of phrases will appear and the meaning will be shown underneath. For more info on a phrase, simply click on one!
Choose a letter that corresponds with the phrase or idiom you are trying to find.
Once you click on a phrase, you'll be brought to its main page, where you can learn additional information, such as the phrase's possible origins.
Find Your Expression! It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
Behold! A bunch of giantwhite letters just sitting up there waiting for you to click on them. Really though, the letters are much more than decoration, because behind each letter is a list of phrases, and behind each phrase is a page that has information pertaining to its potential origins. Isn't that cool? Eh, I guess.
I try to make this clear as often as I can, and it's important to know: When it comes to the origins of a phrase, tracing the roots for the majority of them is impossible. What you'll find are the popular theories that many believe are plausible for how a phrase may have originated, but it's not a certainty. One of the interesting things you'll find on this website is how far back some of these sayings go, and how time has impacted their meanings, if at all.
So on that note, I should mention that phrases are being added at my own pace, which pretty much means whenever I feel like it! If you're not able to find a saying you were looking for, don't worry, I may get to it eventually!