Episode 36-Popular Phrases & Idioms

Popular Phrases and Idioms


Summary: Have you ever wondered about the origin of popular phrases and idioms? There are hundreds of them in everyday language. Idioms are a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light ). In this episode of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast, we dive into these fun and funny sayings.


Origins of idioms: 

  • Break a leg.
  • Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • Off the cuff.
  • Put a sock in it.
  • Raining cats and dogs.
  • Rule of thumb.
  • Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
  • Don’t burn bridges.
  • Ball’s in your court.
  • Beat around the bush.
  • Bite off more than you can chew.

Idioms we grew up with:

  • Make a mountain out of a molehill.
  • I give you an inch, you take a mile.
  • Let’s went.
  • Leave it for “dogsbody” Doreen.
  • Six of one half a dozen of another.
  • Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
  • Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.
  • Birds of a feather flock together.
  • More than one fish in the sea.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • Can’t hoot with the owls if you want to soar with the eagles.
  • Time waits for no one.

Be mindful to NOT be insulting with words: With idioms (and all language) we have to be so careful to make sure we aren’t insulting others.

Our spiritual encouragement comes from Proverbs 18:21

Thanks for tuning in!

Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf


Tracy DeGraaf Comedy

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor, combining two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At the end of church shows she points the audience to Jesus, and at the end of her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings. For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

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