Fly in the Face of Convention

I like that class of expressions called idioms. “Don’t fly in the face of convention,” means don’t be unconventional, don’t think outside the box, don’t make waves, and don’t rock the boat. I used several more idioms to explain an idiom. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. Well if you fly in the face of convention, you might make waves and rock the boat. Is that mixed metaphors? I  like the idea of flying in the face of convention. It is more fun than plodding along in lock step. If we didn’t fly in the face of convention nothing would change. There would be no creativity.

I often speak in idioms in my everyday conversation, like:

They aren’t playing with a full deck.

That cost an arm and a leg.

Don’t beat around the bush.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.

I feel a bit under the weather.

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Raincoat via Wikipedia

She is head and neck above the others.

Which means she’s at the head of the class.

I’m sure you can think of many more idioms. Do you have any favorites?

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt today is “class.”

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16 thoughts on “Fly in the Face of Convention

  1. joseph elon lillie

    I like killing two birds with one stone but only when it’s raining cats and dogs. In such cases people often tell me I can take a long walk off a short pier and I just tell them you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Very good. 😀 I don’t like killing birds, although I have heard that expression frequently, but I like the “raining cats and dogs,” that is a fun image. Well if you forget your umbrella and get wet you might as well “walk off the short pier” and have some cake while your at it. Thanks, Joseph. 🙂

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      1. joseph elon lillie

        No problem. I have always thought of raining cats and dogs sort of in the same light as killing birds with stones. I can only imagine that the cats and dogs being rained down die as much as the birds being hit by stones. Animal cruelty all around in these idioms.

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      2. Deborah Drucker Post author

        I know many people use the expression about the birds but I like to imagine the cats and dogs raining down gently, so they don’t get hurt. 🙂 I think if the people got rained on by falling cats and dogs they might get injured though. 😀


  2. ghostmmnc

    I love idioms and such sayings. We say them all the time, and I have a list somewhere. Here’s a couple … ‘don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched’, and ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’.

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