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16 Feb 2016, 1:44 pm

Hit the books - to study! :P



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16 Feb 2016, 2:25 pm

Learn something by heart - to memorize something
Once in a blue moon - something that happens rarely
Adding insult to injury - to worsen a situation that was already bad
Cutting corners - doing something badly to save time or money



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16 Feb 2016, 3:36 pm

Twist someone's arm - Someone has done a great job of convincing you to do something you might not have wanted to to do.



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17 Feb 2016, 3:11 pm

Pull my leg - confuse me because it's funny. :roll:


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17 Feb 2016, 3:58 pm

By the skin of your teeth - You only just succeed/ nearly fail.



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17 Feb 2016, 5:36 pm

Yeah that one's been scattering my marbles lately.

I wonder if people loose their marbles in quarries...


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17 Feb 2016, 5:51 pm

Lose (all) one's marbles - Go crazy; go out of one's mind.



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17 Feb 2016, 6:15 pm

"Swings and roundabouts" - Apparently it's in reference to playground stuff. I always thought it was "Swings in Circles" but I was wrong. Most people I know use it to mean "what goes around comes around", but that isn't its true meaning. It means that there are as many advantages as disadvantages, so no loss or gain from a situation.

Idioms have always fascinated me, because I take everything literally first. So whenever I hear people use them, or if I hear a new one, it's a silver lining to my day, and a reminder of my autism. I like to query them, and ask people about them, but I'm always met with strange looks as people think "why is it such a big deal?".


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+ Systemizing Quotient is 56. Above average ability for analysing and exploring systems.
+ Spatial Reasoning: 9/10
+ Ritvo Test: Higher than the average male with ASD (My Score 206.0; Average: 148.6).
+ Neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 167 of 200
+ Neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 44 of 200


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17 Feb 2016, 6:24 pm

Not playing with a full deck/have a screw loose = crazy/out of your mind


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18 Feb 2016, 1:35 am

Cup of tea - Something one likes or excels in.



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18 Feb 2016, 1:41 am

Tea party - a party of those amenable to the benefits of tea.


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18 Feb 2016, 4:46 pm

Rubber stamp - Approve automatically without proper consideration.



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18 Feb 2016, 5:44 pm

What's the thing about turning round when you have something to say that might be unexpected?

as in 'He turned round and said...'

thereby compelling you to go to the foot of your stairs, so surprised are you at the turning round.



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19 Feb 2016, 2:05 pm

Many games and sports generate English idioms.

From pool/billiards we get "long shot", "calling the shots", and "behind the eight ball". I suspect that the musician slang of "in the pocket", and the PR term "spin control" both may also come from pool.

From card games we get the metaphor of being "dealt a winning hand", and from poker we get "calling someone's bluff", and having a "poker face". And countless military, and geopolitical, idioms come from the game of chess.



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22 Feb 2016, 4:35 pm

Rabbit Hole -
Metaphor for the conceptual path which is thought to lead to the true nature of reality. Infinitesimally deep and complex, venturing too far down is probably not that great of an idea.