A Professional Idiomatic SundayA cheery good Sunday morning to ISCians! Let's increase our knowledge of idioms and proverbs today. Given below is a list of professions. You have to provide a phrase (an idiom or a proverb) which is related to it, in a way that it indicates the profession.
Examples: (i) GP – An apple a day keeps the doctor away; (ii) Tailor – A stitch in time saves nine.
What you have to do: Give any one idiom or proverb which can be associated in some way with the profession/business/trade mentioned. It could be some word in it which is related to the profession or the entire idiom/proverb itself indicates it.
Since members could copy each other's answers, you should not put your list in this thread. Instead, send it to my gmail ID at iscmecontests. Then put in a response here, to let me know you have sent your list. Only one entry per member is allowed.
There are no prizes since there may be idioms and proverbs which are valid but not necessarily matching the ones I have come up with. However, every valid answer will get 2 points and 2 cc. After closing time, each member's list of answers will be put by me in his/her response to this thread. I will also then put the list I came up with.
Note: I have thought of the idioms & proverbs associated with professions off the top of my head without researching the Net (except for one). I would like you to do the same, applying your mind and thinking over it. You do not need to give an example or explain the meaning of the idiom or proverb – this the members can do later if there is one which another member enquires about.
This is meant to be a learning experience, so please participate even if you feel you are unsure or know only a few of them.
Here's the list:
Closing time: 16th July 2018, 8a.m. Entries sent to my email after this time will not be eligible for points/cc.
Update: 16th July 2018. Points and cc have been given for valid idioms/proverbs. You can clarify the idioms/proverbs submitted by other members to learn - but a healthy discussion, please, no spats.
The idioms/proverbs I came up with are-
1. Cobbler – the shoe is on the other foot
2. Dentist – to show one’s teeth; to fight tooth and nail;
3. Ophthalmologist – an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind
4. Carpenter – to hit the nail on the head
5. Journalist – the pen is mightier than the sword
6. Chef – too many cooks spoil the broth
7. Cardiologist – to have your heart in the right place;
8. Pilot – to fly in the face of
9. Jeweller – all that glitters is not gold
10. Ornithologist – a bird in hand is worth two in a bush; to kill two birds with one stone; early bird gets the worm.