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

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

"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 Painting the Town

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

8 A Piece of Cake

So where's the cake? - 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

What did the horse ever do to you? - Camaro6

13 Walk In Someone Else's Shoes

HEY! Comeback with my shoes!

14 Beating Around the Bush

Ow! My arms are getting sore! - Gg2000

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