Figures of Speech that Would Look or Feel Weird If They Were Literal
Although it was hard to decide between this and "sweating bullets" this would look creepy and feel weird. More people would be quiet if you could literally talk your head off.
Hey maybe it would get people to stop talking.
Although this is a common phrase, this would be pretty hard to do, and equally as painful as sweating bullets. If not more painful.
For one thing, this would be incredibly painful to do. Also, it would just look weird.
That would look very weird.
I imagine this would make heartburn feel like a minor problem. Your guts would literally be burning.
I think this is known as "open-heart surgery."
This would be extremely painful
Open heart surgery?
Depending on which definition of "racking" you use, this could mean putting your brain on a rack (which would look and feel very weird,) or simply giving yourself a headache.
The normal definition is actually a pretty common thing, but taken literally, you'd be encased in ice and would probably get frostbite. This would suck.
But this one is literal, they're just using a different definition of frozen ...
Well it's a different kind of frozen in this sense.
You can actually die from "having a broken heart". It's called broken heart syndrome, and it's associated with being stressed and other strong emotions, and can happen suddenly. But that's extremely rare.
As ordinary as this sounds, if you actually had a vital organ in more than one piece, I can't say I find it likely that you'd live to tell the tale.
Hmm. In reality that means you're dead.
It's more likely to get broken this way. Keep your heart close to your chest, it really is so much safer.
"Wear your heart up on your sleeve
So watch out for pickpockets" Big Sean
I don't know what that would feel like.
This would be weird but fun
That sounds cool. Sign me up.
That would be unbearably fast. You would constantly crash in to things.
Although this is actually something that would be cool to be, it would look like you're Quicksilver's child
I don't know a lot of people including me can do this (it still looks weird obviously).
You have to be made of play-doh to accomplish this one.
That would probably hurt.
Well I mean I can get my foot up to my mouth I can’t put it in my mouth
I actually fall under this category, in the normal context, but if this were literal, you could throw people like myself around like rag dolls.
I would gladly snarl at someone if they deserved it.
Unless you're a dog, this would look weird.
A good way to get animal rights advocates bugging you.
Animal abuse! >:o
Although I wouldn't call this a bizarre reality (especially if said person caught red-handed was stealing red paint,) it would be kind of weird to suddenly have red hands.
When something is so cute that you "puke rainbows". That wouldn't look weird if it were literal at all.