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Idiom of the Day: Take a Shot

Average: 3.7 (28 votes)

Tired of idiom

This cartoon is based on the idiom take a shot.

Take a shot means 'try to do something; to attempt to do something'.


"I don't know the answer to your question, but I'll take a shot anyway."

"I haven't played tennis before but I'm going to take a shot this weekend."

Idiom of the Day: Tired of

Average: 3.3 (15 votes)

Tired of idiom

This joke is based on the meaning of the word insomnia and the idiom tired of:

Insomnia (in-SOM-ne-ah) is a common sleep problem. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep at night. As a result, they get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep.

Idiom: Not Float Someone's Boat

Average: 3 (12 votes)


If something does not float your boat, you do not enjoy it or want it. When something floats your boat, you like it.

Example Sentences:

"The idea of playing football on a cold winter morning doesn't float my boat."

"Reading books doesn't really float my boat."

Word of the day: Mammoth

Average: 3 (12 votes)


To help us understand this joke, let's take a look at the two meanings of the word mammoth.

1 - A mammoth (noun): a bit like a dinosaur that was very big and looked like an elephant.

Phrasal Verb: Brush Off

Average: 3.1 (15 votes)

rub it in

This cartoon looks at two meanings of brush off.

Idiom of the day: Click

Average: 3.3 (17 votes)

rub it in

This month's cartoon is based on the double meaning of click.

Definitions of Click

Idiom of the month: Bring Down

Average: 4.1 (19 votes)

rub it in

Today's joke is based on two meanings of bring down.

Bring down: Make someone depressed, unhappy or exhausted. Get Down can also be used:

"This rainy weather is really bringing me down."

Idiom: Long face

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

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This month's joke is based on the expression long face.

As you know, a horse, compared to a human, has a long face! We can use long face to describe someone's physical appearance e.g. "I have a long face but my brother's is quite round."

As an idiom long face means to look unhappy or sad:

Word of the day: Smell

Average: 4.6 (14 votes)

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This joke is based on two uses of the word smell.

Smell can be used to describe something that has a bad or unpleasant odour:

Word of the day: horn

Average: 3.4 (9 votes)

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This month's joke is based on two meanings of the word, horn.

horn - A hard, pointed, often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals like cows, goats and rhinos. In the cartoon, the cow has two horns on its head.