I am always getting idioms mixed up. For some reason, there's a weird short circuit in my brain that won't put a full idiom together.
I will say:
- A bird in the bush gathers no moss.
- Barking at a dead horse.
- Going to Hell in a Hibachi.
- The fat lady has left the building.
- Getting down to brass monkeys.
- Freeze the tits off a nun.
- The bigger they are, the easier it is to kick their shins.
- Great minds are usually insane (for those of you who are wondering why I normally just type "Great minds..." - this would be why.
- Hit the thumb on the head.
- Idle hands learn how to swear in sign language.
- Let the cat out of the washing machine.
- Never bite the hand that holds your paycheque.
- Your balls are in court.
I'm sure friends and family would be happy to point out more that I've said. You get the idea. I never get them right. Even if I've just been told what they are, for some reason, its forgotten almost immediately. I don't understand this.
I also don't always get that they're wrong as I'm saying them. The odd occasion I'll have a feeling that something isn't right, but it isn't until I see the looks on the faces of people around me that I truly know that yet again, I have become an idiom idiot.
Yay! Go me.