I am Not the First who Questions,
Meaning of English Expressions????
If you Keep an “Open Mind,”
Brains fall Out and Hard to Find.
“Penny for Your Thoughts” seems Light,
“Two Cents Worth” reply is Slight.
Why do People yell “Heads Up,”
when Mostly they Want you to Duck?
“Win Hands Down” or Loose Hands Up?
“Skin of Your Teeth” the answer Yup.
We “Type Things Up” when Want to Peck,
but “Write Them Down” – What the Heck?
”Three Sheets to the Wind” – what’s That?
a “Piss Poor” aim – I Should have Sat.
“Bite the Bullet” – Ain’t no Way,
or “Kick the Bucket” have to Say.
If “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs,”
why not Snowing Toads and Frogs?
If “Your Heart is On your Sleeve,”
Bladder Shoes to mark Relieve?
“Humble Pie” with cold Ice Cream,
“Butter Up” for Self Esteem.
English is a Wonderment,
but no Need to Reinvent.
those Just starting – New to You,
I’m still Lost at Seven-Two.