Some of these phrases will be things that only native English speakers would understand (how “bless your heart” is really an insult), some will be silly observations (the German word for poison is “gift”), and others will be somewhat serious (the allure and subsequent failings of communism). Regardless of all this, these are 25 Misleading Phrases If You Don’t Know Their True Meaning.
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Having your work cut out for you
So you’re saying I don’t have to do any cutting? Somebody already started on it?
It sounds like a punk band.
Note: actually, it is.
Having your wages garnished
So my paycheck comes with decorations?
Alright guys, let’s gather around this friendly fire and share some stories!
They taste like fire!