Wednesday’s Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers and Teases!


Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about
how to live and also transmit some underlying ideas, principles and values of a
given culture / society. These sayings are called “idioms” – or proverbs if they
are longer. These combinations of words have (rarely complete sentences) a
“figurative” meaning – they basically work with “pictures”. This list of commonly
used idioms and sayings (in everyday conversational English) can help you to
speak English by learning English idiomatic expressions. This is a list, which
contains exactly 20 of the most commonly used idioms and their meaning.

Smart Idioms….

A hot potato
Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed

A penny for your thoughts
A way of asking what someone is thinking

Actions speak louder than words
People’s intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.

Add insult to injury
To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.

At the drop of a hat
Meaning: without any hesitation; instantly.

Back to the drawing board
When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.

Ball is in your court
It is up to you to make the next decision or step

Barking up the wrong tree
Looking in the wrong place. Accusing the wrong person

Be glad to see the back of
Be happy when a person leaves.

Beat around the bush
Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

Best of both worlds
Meaning: All the advantages.

Best thing since sliced bread
A good invention or innovation. A good idea or plan.

Bite off more than you can chew
To take on a task that is way to big.

Blessing in disguise
Something good that isn’t recognized at first.

Burn the midnight oil
To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.

Can’t judge a book by its cover
Cannot judge something primarily on appearance.

Caught between two stools
When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives.

Costs an arm and a leg
This idiom is used when something is very expensive.

Cross that bridge when you come to it
Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before.

Cry over spilt milk
When you complain about a loss from the past.

Curiosity killed the cat
Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.

Cut corners
When something is done badly to save money.

Cut the mustard [possibly derived from “cut the muster”]
To succeed; to come up to expectations; adequate enough to compete or participate

Devil’s Advocate
To present a counter argument

Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched
This idiom is used to express “Don’t make plans for something that might not happen”.

Don’t give up the day job
You are not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Do not put all your resources in one possibility.

Drastic times call for drastic measures
When you are extremely desperate you need to take drastic actions.

Elvis has left the building
The show has come to an end. It’s all over.

That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY people, stay safe, and
whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁

q u o t e s o f t h e d a y

A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody
contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind. – Antoine St. Exupery

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. – Charles Kettering

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be
when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas. – Paula Poundstone

Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You
can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. – David Lloyd George

I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and
sooner or later, I patent most of them. – Thomas Edison

Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them. – Alfred North Whitehead

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to
apologize than it is to get permission. – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to
see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow

Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
Cletus is passing by Billy Bob’s hay barn one day when, through a gap in the door, he sees Billy Bob doing
a striptease in front of an old John Deere tractor. Butt clenched, he performs a slow pirouette, and gently
slides off the right strap of his overalls, followed by the left. He then hunches his shoulders forward and in
a classic striptease move, lets his overalls fall down to his hips, revealing a torn and frayed plaid shirt.
Then, grabbing both sides of his shirt, he rips it apart to reveal his stained T-shirt underneath. With a final
flourish, he tears the T-shirt from his body, and hurls his baseball cap onto a pile of hay.
Having seen enough, Cletus rushes in and says, “What the world’re ya doing, Billy Bob?”
“Good grief, Cletus, ya scared the bejeebers out of me,” says an obviously embarrassed Billy Bob. “But me
‘n the wife been havin trouble lately in the relations d’partment, and the
therapist suggested I do something sexy to a tractor.” 😱😳😁😎

Tuesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“You can either have the money and the hammer or you can walk out of here. You can’t have both. What do you want?” “I just wanna get outta here.”

Answer: Casino!
In the events leading up to this scene, skillful gambling handicapper Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro) agrees to manage the Tangiers casino in Las Vegas for mobsters. In this scene he has detected a team of two cheating at the game of blackjack (one partner could see a dealer’s hole card from another table and signals the high-stakes partner with an electronic leg taping device). Rothstein pulls the signaler into a back room and has his men break the man’s hand with several hammer blows. Then the man’s partner is escorted in. The signaler cries to his partner, “Look what they did to my hand, man!” Rothstein then says line one and the scared partner replies with line two. In the 1996 Academy Awards, Sharon Stone (she played call girl/wife Ginger McKenna Rothstein) was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role but lost the Oscar to Susan Sarandon in “Dead Man Walking.” Director Martin Scorsese stated that he created the “head-in-the-vise” scene as a sacrifice, certain that it would be censored out. He hoped this scene would draw the censor’s attention away from other violent scenes in the movie, but when the MPAA did not object to the vise scene, it was left in. This movie was based on the real lives of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal (the movie character Sam “Ace” Rothstein played by Robert De Niro), Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro (the movie character Nicky Santoro played by Joe Pesci) and Geraldine McGee (the movie character Ginger McKenna played by Sharon Stone).

Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from????
“Well of course you call yourself a man.” “Father, stop it! You heard him!”

Tuesday’s Quizzler is….​
I am loud or quiet.
I am sudden or expected.
I am a strong medication.
I am a relief in certain situations.
I am caused by embarrassment and/or happiness.
I am found in many good friendships.
I am …….

Answer: Laugh, Laughter

Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
In a sylasearch I give you a syllable-starter, which is the first syllable in the words you are to find.
I will also give you a listing of the other syllables that you must use to figure out the 8 words.

Syllable List – al, cute, fec, form, fume, i, ma, mis, mit, nent, se, sion, son, tion, ty

Syllable-starter: per

How many syllables each word has:

  1. (2)
  2. (2)
  3. (2)
  4. (3)
  5. (3)
  6. (3)
  7. (3)
  8. (5)

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