Top Ten Idioms That Would Be Extremely Confusing If Taken In a Literal Context

Basically I'm trying to say the top ten idioms that are strange if taken literally.

The Top Ten

1 Raining Cats and Dogs

A funny one actually and it means heavy rain.

That would be rather painful and where would they come from? - happyhappyjoyjoy

Never understood this Idiom. - IronSabbathPriest

Who thought of all these idoms? - Songsta41

2 ...An Arm and a Leg

So I have to pay an arm and a leg just to buy a chair?! - happyhappyjoyjoy

3 ...Driving Me Up the Wall

She drive me up the wall, now how do I get off it - happyhappyjoyjoy

4 New York Minute

Time does run differently in New York than it does to London, due to the effects of general relativity. But you won't notice it. - PositronWildhawk

Wait so time moves differently in New York? - happyhappyjoyjoy

5 Cat Got Your Tongue

Ever seen this happen in Sabrina The Teenage Witch (90s)

"aw man where did he put it this time" - happyhappyjoyjoy

6 Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Man it sounds so uncomfortable there. I'm so sorry for you. - happyhappyjoyjoy

7 A Piece of Cake

So where's the cake? - happyhappyjoyjoy

8 Painting the Town

"you guys are painting the town. Wow what a lame date" - happyhappyjoyjoy

9 Emerald Eyes

Actually my eyes are brown... - happyhappyjoyjoy

10 Hitting the Road

You are under arrest for suspicion of road abuse. You do not have to say anything but anything you do say may be used against you. In other words, what did the road ever do to you?!

My hands are bleeding - thisisaveryrandomusername88

The Contenders

11 Speak of the Devil

Hey it's my old friend Satan (just kidding)

Can I talk to Satan now mommy.

Ummm, no I was talking about Gerald - ThorEV

12 Beating A Dead Horse
13 Scratch Someone's Back

No one would ever do this...not even in the era before everyone said "We have become PC"

14 Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach


15 Let the Cat Out of the Bag

What is a cat doing in a bag?

16 Walk In Someone Else's Shoes

HEY! Comeback with my shoes!

17 Beating Around the Bush

Ow! My arms are getting sore! - Gg2000

18 My 2 Cents
19 Make My Ears Bleed

Sorry if that's ever happened to you literally.

20 Knock Yourself Out
21 When Pigs Fly
22 Two Birds with One Stone
23 To Get Along Like a House on Fire
24 Bite Your Tongue
25 Face the Music
26 In Hot Water

Really my shower?

27 Keep Your Hair On
28 A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots
29 Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer
30 Liar Liar! Pants on Fire
31 Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
32 The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
33 Time Flies
34 To Pig Out
35 Stick Me in the Bricks
36 Hit the Books
37 Building Castles in the Air
38 Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat
39 Beats Me
40 In My Shoes
41 Break Your Leg
42 Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size
43 Bite Head Off
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