Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Slip Ups

My husband is a smart guy.  He reads a lot and has been in school for the majority of his whole life.  When I ask him for suggestions for a book to read for fun, he suggests a classic upwards of 600 pages.  He has a great vocabulary and enjoys writing.

Funny thing is... he can't get an idiom right to save his life.
It's endearing and I find it HILARIOUS.
I've told him to ban himself from using them in public
but he loves to use them.
He tries hard, thinks he has it right and is disappointed when he realizes it's jumbled.

I keep a running list on my phone of these little slip ups...
He says...
The idiom actually is...

 Torrential down fall.
Torrential down pour.

Black horse.
Dark horse.

Hit the hammer on the head.
Hit the nail on the head.

I'll see it when I believe it.
I'll believe it when I see it.

Throw my ring in the hat.
Throw my hat in the ring.

Speaking to the choir.
Preaching to the choir.

Holy monster.
Holy terror.

Short fix.
Quick fix.

Road sick.
Car sick.

Measuring people up.
Sizing people up.

Being a wet noodle.
Being a wet blanket.

That won't fly over well.
Won't go over well.

I totally biffed it.
I totally spaced it.

Do it while it's hot.
Strike while the iron's hot.

Dot your t's and cross your i's.
Dot your i's and cross your t's.

He sure makes me laugh :)  I even brought home a book from my classroom that I used to teach idioms to try to help him learn them but it hasn't helped much. 


  1. ha ha! that is pretty funny! sadly, i'm the same way as your hubby :) i never get those right!

    1. I'm like that too! I feel like I have the general idea but I guess I just need to memorize them.

      I love you have them written down. You can have a good laugh whenever you need one :)

  2. Hahha awwwh! I mix up those saying sometimes... love the ND pic! :)

  3. I'll see it when when I believe it had me giggling! This was hilarious...and I deal with the same thing from my husband. My favorite was when Joey said he looked in "every crook and nanny." !! Guess he spent the day chasing down every criminal and nanny, right? XOXO


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