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  1. Idioms

  2. Idioms • Phrases or words that express an idea • Cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its component words

  3. Idiom Examples

  4. Levels of Interpretation • 3 Levels • Level 1 • Non-provoking • Level 2 • Somewhat provoking • Level 3 • Interactively provoking

  5. All thumbs Raining cats and dogs Bend over backwards Literal Interpretation Literal: steeped in reality, exactly what is described Not thought provoking No thought required to get the meaning Level 1: Visual Interpretation

  6. Level 2 • Creates an image that captures the real meaning • More interesting and accurate • Still literal • You have to think a little about the meaning • All thumbs • Raining cats and dogs • Bend over backwards

  7. Level 3 • Risks the chance that the audience may not get what the idiom means at all • Better addresses the audience who already know what the idiom means • Appeals to the abstract intellect of the audience • Encourages them to participate in a visual dialog • All thumbs • Raining cats and dogs • Bend over backwards

  8. Out of sight, out of mind. Here today, gone tomorrow. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Can't see the forest for the trees. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Have it down pat. The eleventh hour. An eye for an eye. Living hand to mouth. A penny for your thoughts. Burning the midnight oil. Can't make heads or tails of something. Call it a day. Bite off more than you can chew. Under the weather. Get a kick out of something. On the cutting edge. A stitch in time saves nine. A penny saved is a penny earned. Meanings