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    Please, Write here idioms and so on...

    Hello to everyone!!!
    I just want us, People-who-are-native-english-speakers, to write here idioms, hard-to-understand phrases and so on...

    This idea I got from Lampada, who writes those things (in Russian)here

    What do you think about it? Is it worth your efforts and time???

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    When I go to work, I drive on the parkway.
    When I get home, I park on the driveway.


    Scott

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    There are probably books and websites for this kind of thing. Why fiddle while Rome is burning?

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    If the moon was made of green cheese

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    I think Википедия can help here. I found an excellent list of Russian idioms with translations, too, great stuff like "between hammer and anvil"... we normally use the dreadful "between a rock and a hard place". Yes, it does sound that lame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-Monkey
    I think Википедия can help here. I found an excellent list of Russian idioms with translations, too, great stuff like "between hammer and anvil"... we normally use the dreadful "between a rock and a hard place". Yes, it does sound that lame.
    "Between a rock and a hard place" is straight from Scylla and Charybdis.

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    I see nothing wrong with "betwen a rock and a hard place." It sounds just fine to me. And besides, you can say that when you're in a situation where you can't say "They've really got him by the balls!"
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    When I go to work, I drive on the parkway.
    When I get home, I park on the driveway.


    Scott
    What the sh*t is a parkway?

    Hmmmm..... a cool idiom.........

    CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    When I go to work, I drive on the parkway.
    When I get home, I park on the driveway.


    Scott
    What the sh*t is a parkway?

    Hmmmm..... a cool idiom.........

    CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR!!!!

    Some highways are called parkways. For example:

    Palisades Interstate Parkway (between NY and NJ).
    Garden State Parkway (From north NJ to south NJ).
    Belt Parkway (in NYC).

    Scott

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    Круто. Я не знал об этих паркуейсах. Они проходят национальные парки, что ли?

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    Sick as a dog

    The sh1t hit the fan

    Colder than billy hell

    Tougher than a three-legged cat trying to bury a turd on a frozen pond

    Final nail in the coffin

    Harder than a coffin nail

    flapping your gums

    I'm tired of your lip

    Get up off my grill

    High as a kite

    Yo mama so small she could hang-glide on a dorito

    She's got some junk in the trunk

    Does her carpet match the drapes?

    If there's no grass on the field, play in the mud

    Why you all up in my Jello?


    Hmm, that's about all I can think of now...

    tdk

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Круто. Я не знал об этих паркуейсах. Они проходят национальные парки, что ли?
    It's just the name of a highway. "Parkway" can be stuck at the end of basically any highway. It doesn't have to be by a park.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Круто. Я не знал об этих паркуейсах. Они проходят (через?) национальные парки, что ли?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Круто. Я не знал об этих паркуейсах. Они проходят национальные парки, что ли?
    It's just the name of a highway. "Parkway" can be stuck at the end of basically any highway. It doesn't have to be by a park.

    Scott
    Really? That's news to me... I always thought "parkway" was a sort of scenic road, passing through national parks? E.G. The Blue Ridge Parkway. For our Russian readers, national parks are something like лесные заповедники and not парки -- they take up thousands (probably millions total?) of square miles.

    EDIT: Dictionary.com says:
    1. Abbr. Pkwy or Pky A broad landscaped highway, often divided by a planted median strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe

    The sh1t hit the fan
    I liked that one the most.
    Such a graphic picture suddenly stood before my eyes as I read it. Brrrrr
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    Also from my dictionary:

    A parkway is a wide road with trees and grass on both sides. (mainly AM).

    AM here stands for American English.
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Круто. Я не знал об этих паркуейсах. Они проходят национальные парки, что ли?
    It's just the name of a highway. "Parkway" can be stuck at the end of basically any highway. It doesn't have to be by a park.

    Scott
    Really? That's news to me... I always thought "parkway" was a sort of scenic road, passing through national parks? E.G. The Blue Ridge Parkway. For our Russian readers, national parks are something like лесные заповедники and not парки -- they take up thousands (probably millions total?) of square miles.

    EDIT: Dictionary.com says:
    1. Abbr. Pkwy or Pky A broad landscaped highway, often divided by a planted median strip.
    I assure you that this parkway:

    http://gsp.hokietravelers.com/My_Homepa ... Page1.html

    Has nothing to do with any national parks or any other parks. Unless you consider a tool booth to be a park. It does have grass and trees a lot of the way though. Also I fail to see many parts that are scenic.

    This one:

    http://www.nycroads.com/roads/henry-hudson/

    has parts in downtown Manhattan where I think trees/grass are against the law.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe

    Colder than billy hell

    Tougher than a three-legged cat trying to bury a turd on a frozen pond

    Harder than a coffin nail

    flapping your gums

    Get up off my grill

    Yo mama so small she could hang-glide on a dorito

    She's got some junk in the trunk

    Does her carpet match the drapes?

    If there's no grass on the field, play in the mud

    Why you all up in my Jello?


    Hmm, that's about all I can think of now...

    tdk
    You sure about these, tdk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether

    I assure you that this parkway:

    http://gsp.hokietravelers.com/My_Homepa ... Page1.html

    Has nothing to do with any national parks or any other parks. Unless you consider a tool booth to be a park. It does have grass and trees a lot of the way though. Also I fail to see many parts that are scenic.

    This one:

    http://www.nycroads.com/roads/henry-hudson/

    has parts in downtown Manhattan where I think trees/grass are against the law.

    Scott
    Actually now I understand. Any part of New Jersey that's not toxic-sludge infested is considered to be a "natural place."
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    Challenger: Sure about what? They aren't all necessarily idioms, but Chuvak wanted idioms and other hard-to-understand phrases.

    tdk

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