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Hi, guys! 

I stumbled on this painting recently. You know something? This is no ordinary painting! It is said that there are about 300 expressions (idioms, proverbs, phrases, etc.) hidden in it. I spotted a good few of them in less than a minute, as a matter of fact! Believe it or not, I was very much intrigued by the challenge so I started to make a list of the expressions that flashed on me. Guess what! I have 86 expressions on my list at this moment in time and it will grow, I think! 

Now, I would like you to join in the fun! How about that? It’s going to be one hell of an amusement, I can assure you! Well! This is exactly what I want you to do:  

           1. Scrutinize the various images on the painting for expressions that you could think out of them.
           2. List all your expressions either on a piece of paper or a Word document.
           3. Pick ONLY ONE expression from your list and type it in the comment box.   
               Important: You MUST GIVE…                
                                 a) …the meaning of your expression.                
                                 b) …a sentence with the expression used in it.
           4. Wait for someone else to post the next expression here.

           5. Now you can type your second expression along with the meaning and a sentence.

Note:   Any contribution with MORE THAN ONE expression at a time will be  DELETED!
              .Sorry, guys!  I just want to make sure that there is ROOM FOR EVERYONE.
              .So, please cooperate with me by adhering to the rules I've set. Thank you!

Okay, let me start the ball rolling! 

                      Idiom     ..:  ..let the cat out of the bag
                      Meaning :   to tell a secret carelessly or by mistake  
                      Sentence :   Everybody in the office knows that I had a windfall
                                           .because my best friend let the cat out of the bag

*My expression is an idiom  as mentioned! Please tell us what your expression is  -  it could be an idiom,
  proverb, phrase, metaphor, etc.)
Tips: You can see the painting on a large scale if you click on it. Clicking on the image again will make
it even larger!    
Every expression that is given by you will be added to a list.  You can refer to the list to check whether
the expression that you’ve come up with has already been posted by someone else. Have fun!   
TOTAL number of expressions given so far:  410

Click HERE if you want to go through the list of expressions!


Top Three members who contributed
the most number of expressions after the 200 expressions:
Our New Target: 300 expressions


                              Marik  - 29                   Galina - 28                    Asma - 19

I'll announce who the winners are once we have 300 expressions on the above list!
The winners will be presented with beautiful virtual trophies!
The trophies will be sent to your page!

Your Task:
Give me the expression that is depicted in this image!
You must also give the meaning and a sample sentence.

[ Idiom solved by Ha Nguyen ]

Click HERE to see the Day we Made History!





Thank you to each and every one of you from the bottom

of my

for making this possible!

"You guys are simply the Best"  


Please check my other blogs if you're seeking for similar fun:
                            Play virtual musical  instruments on my blog itself. 

                            Play a game of question tags with fellow members.  

I take great pleasure in dedicating this blog to the lovely Hala JM!
She introduced my 'Question Tags' game to her students.
They, according to her, had a blast playing the game!

Thank you, Hala, for appreciating my work!
Click on the image if you want to get to know her better.

 You'll be amazed to see that she is truly a wonderful person!

~* GS *~ 

December, 8th. 2012

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Tags: Challenge, English, Gabriel Sowrian, Idioms, Metaphors, Proverbs

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Comment by Nina. on December 8, 2012 at 21:41

dear Scarlett!

i like you indeed! wish you all the best and hope u be always:

youre accepted!!!!! :) ;)

Comment by Hani on December 8, 2012 at 21:00

Dear Gabriel

No problem ,and thank you very much for the refering, Yeah I am writing down on a paper all the idioms I learnt , and sure I took look at the list of all of them in the page you made, but some of them have not clear meaning by them selves so I must write the interpretation of them :) Thank you again and wishing you a sleep full of new nobel ideas.

Comment by Gabriel Sowrian on December 8, 2012 at 20:59


@ Hani

I'm not sure when you say, "I am preparing a note gathering all the idioms and
phrases you all shared here!" that you'll check all the pages for these expressions.
Please forgive me if I've mistaken your words!  What I'm trying to say is that you
can refer to the list where I have already compiled all the 131 expressions given
so far! Please click HERE to view the list. Thank you!
Goodnight and Sweet Dreams, Hani!
Comment by Hani on December 8, 2012 at 20:33


Yesss my candy Scarlett I am breathless but no problem you my amazing girl made another win so whatever you like ^_^  :*

Omg Marik dear how impressive you got surprised ,is it the way of you always ? :))) It would be so fun to hear it too hahaha btw really good job I am preparing a note gathering all the idiom and phrases you all shared here , its a great knowledge I cherish it much :)


My lovely Ha, big Congratulation to you ,so remarkable contribution of you ,wish you starry sky which stars dance and blink all to you ^_^

Asmaaaa oh look what a cute graphic you put :)) it is just as great as you and makes me start another night dance with you hahahaa lets lift Scarlett to the air for her win ^_^


Comment by Marik on December 8, 2012 at 20:21

Scarlett, it's just emotions ;)

Comment by Asma on December 8, 2012 at 19:39







                           Congratulations !!!


Comment by Gabriel Sowrian on December 8, 2012 at 19:15


my wonderful friends!

I'm glad that you all like my secret recipe (oops... postings)

very much. It's a blessing to get to know all of you!

God Bless You Guys!

Warm Regards,
~* GS *~

Comment by Scarlett on December 8, 2012 at 19:03

Hahaha.... Marik, what are you doing???  :D:D:D:D

Comment by Marik on December 8, 2012 at 18:47

Guys, I'm so surprised ;) :D

@ Teacher Gabriel,


for such incredible blog!

@ Dear Ha Nguyen and Scarlett,

Let me congratulate you

Comment by Scarlett on December 8, 2012 at 18:46

I'm Scarlett one of the winners today,

on behalf of Marik, Ha

would like to send to you our gratefulness.


Thanks so much

My Dear Teacher Galina and Teacher Hala

for your support

I'm over the moon to see your kind words


Awwhhh, My Honey-Hani Sisssss!!! Let me hug you tightttttttt a while!!! are you breathless?? hehehe...


Dearest Nina,

Kisses you a wet one :P:P will you accept it from me? hehe....


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