No, that wasn’t an insult. An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its traditional meaning is. So you may be completely confused if you don’t know the correct meaning of certain idioms. Idioms aren’t a new thing, in a list provided by Buzzle the idiom “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was first noted in 1602. And another list can be found here in Wikipedia. So after reading these you will now know when someone wants to “trip the light fantastic” with you, they don’t mean traveling to the sun.
August 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Writing