13 May 2009

A Thousand Words In Idioms: E and F

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I was very enthusiastic, when I saw this meme the first time at my friend Thom's Place 4 Well Whatever.... These are the words of Jientje, the host at Heaven is in Belgium:

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we'll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay? The very first edition is here if you need some inspiration.

The meme turned out quite challenging, since I wasn't familiar with English Idioms. I tried to look around the Web and got to the A-Z list of free English idioms. If you know another site, please let me know. Thank you :).

E is for "The apple of your eye"


If somebody is the apple of your eye, this means that you like them very much : "My grandson is the apple of my eye". (Well, in this case they are my children)


F is for "Big fish in a small pond"


This term is used to refer to an important or highly-ranked person in a small group or organization. "He could get a job with a big company but he enjoys being a big fish in a small pond."


Thank you for hosting this great meme, Jientje

19 appreciated note(s):

Anya said...

Wow!!
You children are BEAUTIFUL ^__^
Lovely shots, sooooooo sweet
Have a nice and friendly day!!

Jientje said...

I love them!!!
You have caught the meaning of the idioms very well with your pictures!! Thank you so much for joining in, we're getting more players each week and that's wonderful!!

litlit said...

The children are very pretty. thank you for visiting my post.

Mar said...

Beautiful shots for your choices of idioms, very well done!!

Melli said...

Your children are sooooo beautiful! What happy little faces! Great choices of idioms too! Welcome to the game!

Patty said...

"B" and "C" are for "Beautiful Children." No explanation needed!

Love the "Fish Foto."

Abe Lincoln said...

Very nice portraits.

Thom said...

Thanks for the shout out my friend. You kids are adorable. What great idioms and the pictures just fit them perfectly. Wow a picture is worth a thousand words. Excellent and I'm so glad you are participating in this. I think you and I might have the same A-Z list LOL. Have a great day. Aloha :)

Martha said...

Neat meme. Your children are beautiful! :-)

Vicky said...

I like idioms and you did very well, will join this meme when I find the time.

Denise said...

Beautiful children Rosidah, and I liked the fish photo also. Fun post, you did great.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Rosidah, this ' E" idiom is for you! - you're such a delighttful blogger friend and always in your element!
Many thanks!

Femin Susan said...

They look so cute.I liked the photo with the fishes swimming immensely.Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind kind comment. feel free to visit again.
Cheers!

ROSIDAH said...

It goes for you as well, Sunshine :)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

My wife would agree ... she's from Belgium, although Florida is her new adopted home ...

Tammie Lee said...

It looks as though you will have great fun with this. Your children are beautiful, so much light in their eyes!

lisaschaos said...

You did great! You have two adorable apples! ;)

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Your children are sO cute, I can see why they are the apple of your eye... and I love the 'big fish/small pond'. Very well done!!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That apples will always remain sweet to your taste Rosidah no matter what the years may turn them to be.

If there is anything that makes the lowly feel great, it is when one certain Big Fish will come around to enjoy spending time with them in their own small pond.