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Last week's link-up was all about our vices. It was really interesting to read about which of the 7 deadly sins we are most guilty. It is always fun to know more about each other!
Today's prompt is the word: Bloom.
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Have you ever thought about how many expressions there are about flowers?
"Bloom where you are planted."
"The bloom's off the rose."
"Every rose has its thorn." (or my personal favorite "Never a rose without the prick." *snicker*)
"Everything's coming up roses."
"Pushing up daisies."
"Gild the lily."
"Nip it in the bud."
"Fresh as a daisy."
"Thorn in your side."
"All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday."
"As delicate as a flower."
"The flower of youth."
"Roses are red, violets are blue..."
I could go on for days! I always wonder who came up with these phrases. I mean, not only to come up with a phrase, but for people to know what it means, and to commonly use it in their speech/writing.
What if that was a legit profession? Expressionista. "Hi, my name is Mia. I make expressions. What do YOU do?" Haha. That would be my dream job, because I'm a word nerd.
So, here I go, trying my hand at creating some expressions about flowers.
* "Who pooped on your petals?"
* "Crazy as a daisy"
* "That's the way my tulip grows."
* "As cheap as a bouquet of carnations."
Oh yeah, that last one just rolls off the tongue. Whatcha think, should I keep my day job? :)
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