Funny sayings in English

English has a lot of weird sayings, like “He drives me up the wall”. Has anyone ever actually driven up a wall? And why is that an appropriate response to frustration? How does it help the situation? And “it’s raining cats and dogs”. I have never seen cats and dogs fall from the sky, have you?

“It’s a piece of cake”. Well, making cake might be easy for some people, but not for me, I can tell you! I almost burned the house down! And talking of houses, how can a house burn up and burn down at the same time? It makes no sense! Another thing which doesn’t make sense is the expression “pleased as peach”. Why are peaches so happy? I have never seen a happy peach. They always look stoic when I see one!

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