Tag Archives: Idiom

Holy Toledo!

Q: Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?A: In case he got a hole in one! Explanation: I have never been golfing but this joke made me laugh.  Pants are an item of clothing that you put on one … Continue reading

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Nip it in the Flower

Q: What did the big flower say to the little flower? A: Hi, bud! Explanation: Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere and gardens are blooming! Bud is a word that is used as a synonym for friend, short … Continue reading

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Spring Ahead, Fall Back

Q: Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall? A: He wanted to make up for a lousy summer! Explanation: In my neck of the woods, summer has turned to fall. Humpty Dumpty is a character from Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. … Continue reading

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Elephant Feathers

Q: How do you get down from an elephant? A: You don’t get down from an elephant, you get down from a duck! Explanation: Yes–another duck joke! In some places in the world, people ride on elephants, sort of like riding on horses.  … Continue reading

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Great Oaks from Little Acorns

Q: How do you get a squirrel to like you?A: Act like a nut! Explanation: In English, the word nut can refer to foods such as pistachios, cashews, and walnuts. Squirrels love to eat nuts, especially acorns if there are oak … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Sang, “I’ve Got You…”

Q: Why do skeletons stay so calm?A: Because nothing gets under their skin! Explanation: Happy Halloween! To get under one’s skin is an idiom meaning that something bothers you.  If something gets under your skin, it nags at you, it … Continue reading

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Jam-packed

Q: Why was the baby strawberry crying?A: Because her parents were in a jam! Explanation: Jam is a type of food that is typically made of fruit.  Jam is usually spread on another food like bread or toast (like the way … Continue reading

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Ebb and Flow

Q: What did one toilet say to the other toilet? A: You look flushed. Explanation: After using a toilet, you need to move the lever that sends swirling water down into the sewer.  Moving that lever is called flushing.  To … Continue reading

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Bug Fest

Q: How do snails fight? A: They slug it out. Explanation: “Slug it out” is an expression that means to fight.  Slug also means hit; if you slug someone, you hit someone.  In baseball, a slugger is someone who good … Continue reading

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Paper Cut

Q: What did the Daddy Scissors say to his children when they acted up? A: Cut it out! Explanation: Of course, the scissors would say, “Cut it out!” “To act up” means to behave badly, like students who sometimes act up … Continue reading

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