Catch-22 is not only a book title but also an idiom we use for some difficult situations. Let’s learn the meaning, origin, and examples of the idiom by watching the following short videos. Have you even been in a catch-22 situation?
This cartoon shows what homebodies might like to do.
Idiom of the Week has returned!
Meaning: Someone who likes to stay home; someone who doesn’t like to go out or travel.
On a typical Friday night you can find me watching a movie on Netflix. I’m a homebody.
They say opposites attract, and in my situation that’s true. My husband is very social but I’m more of a homebody.
The coronavirus has made homebodies of us all!
Which of the following would a homebody prefer not to do?
A. Go out to a movie and then afterwards eat at a restaurant.
B. Make dinner and then stream a movie.
C. Lie on the sofa and read a book all evening.
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In honor of the Year of the Rat…
Meaning: To be suspicious of someone or something.
The students were very, very quiet when their teacher entered the room, and so the teacher smelled a rat.
“I smell a rat,” said the police detective after talking to the criminal.
After seeing that the email came from a strange address, I smelled a rat and didn’t open it.
You might smell a rat if…
A. your boss pays you on time.
B. a stranger calls you asking for your address and social security number.
C. a cashier gives you the correct change.
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Here are a couple recent articles using our latest Idiom of the Week – just click on the images to read!
The first Idiom of the Week of 2020!
Meaning: To begin something in a good way; to start well. Also used with “get off” or “get started.”
Let’s get 2020 started on the right foot with a wonderful new Idiom of the Week!
I prefer to start our meeting off on the right foot and talk about the good things before we move on to the bad things.
I didn’t start this day off on the right foot today – I burned my breakfast and spilled coffee all over the floor.
What’s a good example of starting off on the right foot?
A. Having an argument with your new spouse on your wedding day.
B. Failing your first test your first year in college.
C. Saying something offensive on your first date.
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Here are three news articles using our latest Idiom of the Week – just click on the images to read them: