Idioms of the World

As a fan of Marcus Oakley and idioms/sayings I felt like sharing this infograph that the folks at Hotelclub put together. As seen on Team Confetti

what are your favourite common saying or idioms in your country? Mine are First jump and then say hop (from the Balkans) and The monkey comes out of the sleeve (Dutch).


9 thoughts on “Idioms of the World

  1. natalia h

    These are so lovely!

    I didn’t know the one is Spanish. I liked them all, really. They’re cute/non-offensive. You know? 😀

  2. Mia Carson

    Aww i love these! I’m seriously going to start saying “Not my circus, not my monkeys” now. Haha!


  3. Mia Carson

    Aww I love these! I seriously might start using the “Not my circus, not my monkeys” one. Haha!


  4. Maria

    Um, this is adorably illustrated & super fun to read!

    I think my favorite is either Having a Wide Face, or Into the Mouth of a Wolf.

    I’m American and the only one of these that I’ve actually heard multiple times from another American is Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys.

    Seriously, though, this illustrator has got it g o i n g o n. Love these! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    / okaythanksmaria

  5. Lizzie

    I came across these the other day and absolutely love them! I particularly enjoy the “not my circus, not my monkeys” one! I think I might start dropping it into casual conversation….

  6. Marta G (A Bilingual BAby)

    Hi! My favourite idiom is the Italian one with wolves, I don’t see why it’s good luck to be inside their mouth, ha, ha
    In Spanish, that idiom can mean that you haven’t passed an exam, too.
    A very fun post!


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