Answers: 27 figures of speech in one image



  1. Time flies
  2. An ace up your sleeve
  3. Spill the beans
  4. Cat got your tongue
  5. Got the cat by the tail
  6. Kick the bucket
  7. Born with a silver spoon in the mouth
  8. Don’t carry all your eggs in one basket
  9. Wear your heart on your sleeve
  10. Keep your cards close to your chest
  11. Nail on the head
  12. Loose screw
  13. Cold feet
  14. Something fishy
  15. Fish out of water
  16. Tie the knot
  17. Living in your shadow
  18. Piece of cake
  19. Bird brain
  20. Cherry on top
  21. Chalk & cheese
  22. Knock your socks off
  23. Red herring
  24. An earworm 
  25. In a nutshell
  26. On a silver platter
  27. On the wings of time

You could have also found the following:

  1. Pull up your socks
  2. Rags to Riches
  3. Shadow of his former self
  4. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
  5. Put your best foot forward
  6. Hard nut to crack



  1. This is fun. I found several that you missed:
    Crowing over something…
    The Big Cheese
    He has (something) coming out of his ears
    The short end of the rope
    At the end of his rope
    Tied up in knots
    This man IS a “figure of speech”

  2. We got “bald as a coot”, “hard cheese”, and “as full of holes as a Swiss cheese”, and thought the shadow was “his other half”, so there’s four more! Thanks, it was fun!


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