Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Idiom from The Phantom Tollbooth

Idioms are phrases whose meaning cannot be determined by the literal definition of the words themselves. For example, the phrase kick the bucket does not mean to kick an actual bucket. The actual meaning is to die. The book The Phantom Tollbooth is filled with idioms which the author, Norman Juster, cleverly slips into his story. Do you know what the following idiom really means? Leave a comment with your answer.

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