Select a letter and become better acquainted with the phrase of your choosing!
The Expressions List - Find their Idiomatic Meanings and Phrase Origins!
Once a letter has been selected, you will see a list of phrases that have their meanings shown directly underneath. To learn additional information, simply click on one!
Choose a letter that corresponds with the phrase or idiom you are trying to find.
You'll then be brought to the phrase's main page, where you can learn more about a phrase's possible origins.
Find Your Expression! It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
Behold! A bunch of blue and giant letters just sitting there waiting for you to click on them. Really though, the letters are much more than that, because behind each letter is a list of phrases, and behind each phrase is a page that has information pertaining to its origins. Awesome!
While I say this often, 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. The most interesting thing you'll find, I believe, is how far back some of these sayings go, and how time has impacted their meanings.
So on that note, I should say that phrases are being constantly added. If you're not able to find a saying you were looking for, don't worry, I'll probably get to it eventually!