Actions Speak Louder than Words

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As we set out to create our idiom containers…you’ll need to figure out what idiom you would like to use so you can give it visual form. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, be willing to explore multiple options and try things on for size!

So you don’t bark up the wrong tree, it helps to know what an idiom actually is.

An idiom is a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language. English is loaded with sayings that we learn to know the meaning of, even though it’s not based on what the words are actually saying.

Piece of cake right?..well, unfortunately it’s not REAL cake…it’s just difficult!

Every language has its own collection of sayings. These combinations of words have a figurative meaning, which cannot be taken literallyyet somehow we still know what each other are saying, and what we mean!  It’s the best of both worlds!

So, to make a long story short, here is really long alphabetized list of idioms, and her is a link to the most common ones.

Pick a few of your favorites and start working on sketching different solutions for how you might create a container inspired by your chosen idiom! The sky is the limit!

The ball’s in your court!  🙂

Idioms

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