Tomorrow is Halloween. A holiday with witches, ghosts, goblins and candy!
Today’s idiom is:
A SKELETON IN YOUR CLOSET
He lost the election after they found a skeleton in his closet.
Nobody died in his closet!
This idiom means: some has a scandal or secret they are keeping hidden
There is a story about a man who killed his rival and hid his body in his closet. His secret was out when they found the skeleton in the closet. It is possible this is the origin of this idiom when it began to be used in 19th century literature.
Some extra Halloween TREATS!
1. MAKE THE BLOOD RUN COLD
The scream made my blood run cold.
This idiom means: to be very frightened
2. SCARED STIFF
Before his piano recital he was scared stiff.
This idiom means: so scared or frightened you cannot move
3. STAB IN THE BACK
Rachel knew I wanted the job, so when she applied it was a stab in the back.
This idiom means: to betray someone