We all know the story of Job in the Old Testament. Job was persecuted by the Devil and faced trials and tribulations in life. Job as an idiom means a period of tribulations and trials. Let 2019 be not a job for me.
Aladdin’s Magic Lamp as an idiom means getting a large sum of money as a windfall. I hope to get an Aladdin’s Magic Lamp today.
I read into astrological columns: today’s reading it said: gains through lottery and in another column it said: sources of gaining money from multiple sources are high. In the evening when the results came all came to naught. I didn’t win a single prize. Astrologer’s day as an idiom means having bad luck at the lottery. When will astrologer’s day end in my life?
Jesus cursed the Fig tree because it bore no fruit. As an idiom fig tree means a curse. Don’t put a fig tree on anyone. Jesus, I don’t want to be the fig tree.
Give the Stick and Get a Beating is a famous idiom in Malayalam and it means offering someone something frivolous and getting into trouble. Don’t give the stick and get a beating. It’s easy to give the stick and get a beating.
Sleep and then awake occurred to me as an idiom when I thought of recollecting a word and meaning and I couldn’t remember them both. The after sometime, I am able to bring it back to memory. In our search words and meanings we encounter a sleep and then awake situation.
The parable by Jesus about the Prodigal Son is all too familiar. The prodigal son asks his father for his inheritance and squanders it all on women and wine. And in poverty he returns to the father and queries him to accept him as his servant. The Father quite contrary to popular convention forgives him and accepts him into his household as his very own. Prodigal Son as an idiom means success, jubilation and acceptance after a period of ignominy and destitution. The Prodigal Son is not a Parable but happens in real life. Father of Heaven be a Prodigal Son to me. To be prodigal is a mistake but to become the prodigal son is a victory.