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.
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.”