Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"I" is for idioms

In blogland it is ABC Wednesday--take a look.
Here in Israel I invite you to idioms beginning with "I".
It takes a village to raise a child. = It takes many people to teach a child all that he or she should know.

In the swing. = If things are in the swing, they are progressing well.
I've got a bone to pick with you. = I have some complaint to make against you.
In someone else's shoes = It is difficult to know what another person's life is really like, so we don't know what it is like to be in someone's shoes.

In the saddle = If you're in the saddle, you are in control of a situation.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. = Wishing for something or wanting it is not the same as getting or having it.

In a jam = If you are in a jam, you are in some trouble.
In the driver's seat = In charge of something or in control of a situation.
I'll cross that road [or bridge] when I come to it. = I'll think about something just when it happens, not in advance.

Thanks to UsingEnglish.com for definitions of the idioms.

31 comments:

shutterhappyjenn said...

Very nice idioms! I love the first one the most!

My "I" picture is posted here. Happy Wednesday!

Webradio said...

Bonsoir Dina !

Qu'est-ce qu'elles sont belles Tes photos !
Cela me fait rĂªver de voyage...
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Hello Dina !

What beautiful pictures !
They make me dream travel...

Berthddu Suit said...

Great post Dina, something truely different. And again wonderful pics, thanks for sharing a little slice of your world.

babooshka said...

Very clever post and great examples of idioms.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Loved your "I" idioms, Dina. Perfect!

Ann said...

Brilliant. Love the way you've linked the shots to the idioms and I love that first photo.

kjpweb said...

Creative take on "I". Very enjoyable!
Cheers, Klaus

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

This is the best "I" post I have seen...

Kris said...

What poor creature used to walk around with that spine? ;)

Petrea said...

Dina, you are so creative. What a wonderful post!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Very fun way to use the word idioms...nice photos also ...thanks for sharing them.. Really great post for ABC.I did my first ABC post today and I don't think I did it right.

the donG said...

i still wonder how hot it is there.

leslie said...

Great original and unique take on I-day! Really enjoyed reading your take on the idioms and the photos are excellent.

Share my point of view... said...

That is one of the most creative blog entry I've come across. Idioms with appropriate photos, good job!

Sara N said...

intersting idioms,some of them are same with our language,for example the Shoe idioms is custom here!
we use Clay instead of Jam! that funny ;)

Kay said...

Good gracious! What an amazing post! FUN!

me ann my camera said...

I enjoyed your very original take with this 'I' week. I especially appreciate the ,'in someone else's shoes'. A lovely post.
ann at Gallimaufry Gleanings

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your choice of photos for "I".

Dina said...

Thanks, dear readers. Glad you liked this post. It was fun to do.
The first two photos are from my 5-day stay in Darajat, an Arab village in the Negev desert. Such nice young people being raised by the clans and the whole progressive village.

Webradio, I'm so glad the photos lets you "dream travel"!

Kris, the goat farm puts any dead goats out in the woods for the jackals. They really pick the bones clean.

Dong, Jerusalem is today 33 C (91 F), at night 19 degrees. It has been in the low 30s all summer.
In the Jordan Valley, down south in Eilat, and up north in the Galilee it is even hotter.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

excellent illustration of idioms!

Suzanne said...

I enjoyed your ABC Wednesday post, great pictures.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Oh, I loved this post! Very well thought out and executed! One of my favorites this week!

tipper said...

Love the sayings Dina!!

Bear Naked said...

Very clever IDEA for ABC Wednesday letter I.
Nice photos.

Bear((( )))

Reader Wil said...

Great Dina! I like both the idioms and the photos!

I've got a bone to pick with you.=
in Dutch: I've got an apple to peel with you.

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved this post!
Thanks for sharing!

soulbrush said...

excellent idioms. great pics.

Shimmy Mom said...

Very creative ways to do ABC Wednesday I's. Fun post.
*hugs*

Louise said...

Love your photo choices to go with your idioms!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful post.Good report.

SandyCarlson said...

I teach ESL students, and the lingo can very often throw them for a loop. Also, they are much younger than I, so the idioms I use are very strange to them! Fun post.