SarahRTW Posted August 30, 2013 Report Share Posted August 30, 2013 Idioms are nonliteral expressions, which makes them confusing enough. However, something the same word or similar phrase has entirely different, even opposite meanings. Here is one of the best examples of this;THE BOMB"That concert was the BOMB"If something is 'the bomb' it means that it is the absolute best. TO BOMB something"Man, I BOMBED That test!"If you bomb something (usually a test or similar), it means you fail it miserably. TO DROP A BOMBSHELL"when my boss told me I was fired, he really dropped a bombshell on me"This means that something or someone astounded you or you were caught unprepared and by surprise. This idiom usually refers to some news or unexpected development.There are others, of course. Which idioms can you name that use the same word(s) in many different ways? Do you know what it means? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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