Many idioms in English are so familiar to native speakers that we don't stop to think about how strange they are. Why do we say "fly off the handle" to describe someone getting angry? How exactly is taking the spotlight "stealing someone's thunder"? And what's up with "close but no cigar"?
The Idioms of Our Lives
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Written by Austin Jesse Mitchell February 28, 2019
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