More clichés than you can shake a stick at. (stick not included)
March 30, 2015 1:19 AM   Subscribe

"Confessions of an Idiom" a 2½ minute animated film depicting a confrontation between the elephant in the room and the skeleton in the closet. Many turns of phrase and one plot twist.
posted by oneswellfoop (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Crocodile tears, FTW
posted by chavenet at 1:27 AM on March 30, 2015 [3 favorites]

If only I were still teaching ESl! I'd show this in class. My students would have a ball with it.

see what I did there
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 2:27 AM on March 30, 2015

I really like the unstated idioms, like the spilt milk on the floor, but my favorite was also the crocodile tears.
posted by dawg-proud at 6:30 AM on March 30, 2015

After he spills the beans, we could overthink a plate of 'em.
posted by Obscure Reference at 7:03 AM on March 30, 2015 [4 favorites]

O.R., that was exactly what I did when I decided to post this. (Also, eponisterical.)
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:41 AM on March 30, 2015

Makes me think of one of my favorite lines from an Aztec Camera song:
"The cards are on the table now, and every other cliche somehow fits me like a glove."
posted by anthom at 1:22 PM on March 30, 2015

If you liked that, check out Tex Avery's classic cartoon A Symphony in Slang.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:07 PM on March 30, 2015

Window of Opportunity. Took me a second.
posted by SPrintF at 6:02 PM on March 30, 2015

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