Calf on the Altar

This incident is taken from the Old Testament. When Moses went up to the mountain to meet God the Israelites made a calf of Gold on the altar and started worshiping it. As an idiom calf on the altar is blaspheming God. Don’t be a calf on the altar and read astrology columns. Calf on the altar is a deadly sin. God is jealous about the people performing the calf on the altar.

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Contemporary Idioms

Raven’s Caw
Raven’s Caw as an idiom means the arrival of some fortunate news. I hope to get a raven’s caw today.

 

Missile
Missile as an idiom means criticizing someone strongly. My boss became a missile.
Showers of Blessing
Showers of Blessing as an idiom mean getting a large sum of money through a windfall. Lord give me showers of blessing.
Mercury
Mercury as an idiom means, being secretive. I do not carry mercury with me.
Claws of a Bird
Claws of a bird as an idiom means, mocking someone. Many people enact the claws of the bird.
Honey
Honey as an idiom means gaining a large sum of money perhaps by a windfall. Dear Lord Jesus Jehovah grant me honey and bless me.
Green Grass
Green Grass as an idiom means being an intellectual. The existential philosopher Jean Paul Sartre is a Green Grass.
Coffin
Coffin as an idiom means to be coldhearted. My boss behaved like a coffin.
Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine as an idiom means doing a work with diligence. When it comes to studies, she is a sewing machine.
Melody and Rhythm
Melody and Rhythm as an idiom mean being filled with happiness. I experience melody and rhythm when I am with my dear children.
Masala
Masala is an Indian word and it means various ingredients used for making meat. Masala as an idiom means various thoughts going on the mind. My mind is a masala.
Flight of a Bird
Flight of a bird as an idiom means getting a lucrative job offer. I won’t mind a flight of a bird occurring to me.
Coolie
Coolie as an idiom means to work for a low paid job. Right now I am a coolie.
On Board
On Board as an idioms means trying your luck at the lotteries. I am always on board.
Beer
Beer as an idiom means accomplishing something. I am preparing myself to be a beer.
Floating Balloon
Floating Balloon as an idiom means an increasing financial status. I wish to be floating balloon.
Rainbow
Rainbow as an idiom means to be very charismatic. Jesus Christ is a rainbow.
Bound in Chains
Bound in Chains as an idiom means being lethargic. I am sometimes bound in chains.
Signature
Signature as an idiom means showing off or being highfalutin. The affluent man indulged in being a signature.
King with a Crown
King with a Crown as an idiom means being very lucky. Lord I wish to be a King with a crown.
Stale Mangoes
Stale mangoes as an idiom means being stressful. Sometimes my mind is a stale mango.
Queen
Queen as an idiom means a beautiful lady. Princess Diana was a queen.
Vodka
Vodka as an idiom means to succumb to temptations. Dear God Jehovah Jesus I am weak in the flesh and sometimes I fall for a Vodka.
Nectar
Nectar as an idiom means a blessing of God. Oh God Jehovah Jesus pour your nectar upon me.

Idioms out of Joseph

What I am referring to here is the Old Testament Joseph. Joseph’s phase of life was three fold and they are: Misfortune, Dream Interpretation, Prosperity and Reconciliation.

The brothers of Joseph hated him as he was the Father Jacob’s pet and to make matters worse Joseph said that he had a dream and in it he could see all brothers on their knees and worshiping him. The brothers planned to kill him but at the last moment they sold Jacob to the Egyptians. In Egypt Joseph was the master of Potiphar’s household. Potiphar’s wife became enamored with him and forced him to go to bed with her. Joseph would not relent and Potiophar’s wife said to Potiphar that she was molested and had Jacob put in jail. This is a period of Joseph’s misfortune. I don’t want a Joseph to happen to me. In prison he was able to interpret the dreams of the cupbearer and the baker. The cupbearer and baker were released from prison. Then all of a sudden the Pharaoh had a strange dream which no one could interpret. It was like this: seven stout cows came and then seven famished ones came next and ate up the fat cows. Seven strands of fattened grain came and then seven emaciated grain came next and ate the obese strands of grain. The cupbearer told to the Pharaoh of Joseph. Joseph was ushered to the Pharaoh and Joseph said: this is what the dream is: there will be seven years of plenty and after that there will be seven years of famine. The Pharaoh was impressed with his interpretation and made him the minister of Egypt and asked him to collect all the abundance and store in big God Downs. This is a period of Joseph’s prosperity. As Idioms Joseph, means a dream interpreter and also fortune. Then comes Joseph’s period of reconciliation with his brothers. In the beginning he was bit curt with them but later he wept in the privacy of his room and then welcomed the brothers and invited them to come and live in Egypt.

A Compilation of New Idioms

Out to Make a Fast Buck
Out to make a fast buck as an idiom means exploiting someone financially. When it comes to money matters he is a fast buck.
Butterfly
Butter fly was an idiom means being very happy. If I win a jackpot bumper, I will be a butterfly.
Covered with snow
Covered with snow means, encountering a problematic situation. In my life I don’t want to be covered with snow.

Ice
Ice means a cadaver. The ice was kept in the morgue.

Cut it open
Cut it open as an idiom means examining the feelings of a person. Let me cut it open. I don’t like anybody cutting me open.

Tree of Knowledge
Tree of knowledge stands for a conspiracy. The writing and the logo of the 1$ Bill is a tree of knowledge.

Good Weather
Good weather represents a happy and pleasant life. Dear God, how I long for a life of good weather. Oh God Jehovah Jesus may my life from today onwards be one of good weather.

Pestilence
Pestilence means to have troubles and worries in life. I don’t want my life to be one of pestilences.

Tongue of the Serpent
Tongue of the serpent means to speak falsely. I don’t indulge with the tongue of the serpent.

Flight of Birds
Flight of Birds represents a huge windfall gain. Oh Dear God Jehovah Jesus may I have the flight of birds tomorrow.

Green
Green stands for being wealthy. Oh God, let be green on this earth.

Blessing
Blessing as an idiom means a life of joy. Oh God, let my life be a blessing.

Bloom
Bloom means to have an orgasm. I bloomed in her.

Kangaroo’s pouch
Kangaroo’s pouch as an idiom means to take bribes. The corrupt official takes the kangaroo’s pouch.

Dry Fruit
Dry fruit represents something lucky to happen after waiting for a long period of time. I hope a dry fruit will happen to me as soon as possible.

Climbing Ladders
Climbing ladders shows a person with optimism. In my walk of life I am climbing ladders.

Bracelet
Bracelet means a beautiful woman. Princess Diana was a bracelet.

On the Roof
On the roof stands for a lucky phase in one’s life. Yes my days will be transformed into standing on the roof.

On Fire
On fire means to have a troubled mind. I don’t wish my life to be on fire.

Shark
Shark as an idiom means to be an aggressive person. When it comes to matters of business he is a shark.

Opera
Opera stands a work of art. Picasso’s Guernica is an opera.

Forest
Forest as an idiom means to have a mind of lively imagination. Sometimes my mind is a forest.

Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden is to have a life of comfort, ease and luxury. I pine my life for it to be a Garden of Eden.

Saving Pennies
Saving Pennies means to be very stingy. In my life I am not saving pennies.

 

From the Bible

There’s an interesting passage in the New Testament Bible where Jesus asks a young man to follow him. The man replied he has a burial to attend. Jesus said to him: ‘let the dead bury the dead’. Let the Dead Bury the dead as idiom means admonishing somebody. My boss gave me a lecture of the dead burying the dead.

I read into the story of Jacob in the Old Testament. Jacob bamboozled his brother two times, by stealing the birth right of the father. As an Idiom Jacob means one who deceives. During the Journey of life I have met many a Jacob.

From the Bible

I have started reading the Old Testament and I have across some interesting thoughts. God in order to test Abraham asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham being obedient to God took him up the hill and tied him up. When he was about to light the fire, God asked him to sacrifice a Ram whose horns were entangled in the thicket. The Sacrifice of Isaac can be an idiom meaning: an unpleasant situation becoming more pleasant. God help me to have the sacrifice of Isaac every day.