Calling all idiom savants.
March 5, 2013 6:19 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for variants of idioms, so that I can put 'em in a bracket to determine the overall winner and champion of idioms.
posted by Cold Lurkey to writing & language (38 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
This is based off the fact that I work with someone who says "the cat's whiskers" where I would say "the cat's pajamas" and others might say "the cat's meow".
Can you help me think of other idiom variants? Not of the cat's various, but of any other idiom which has fairly divergent wording.
For example, taking someone down a notch vs. a peg is not sufficiently distinct, but falling into a tub of butter vs. honey is.