Idiomatic For The People, Part I


English writer and broadcaster Robert Robinson holding the first volume of 'A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary', 24th March 1977. Photo by Evening Standard / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Language is beautiful and, in many cases, continually evolving. As a result, we end up with hundreds of strange idioms and figures of speech that we use on a daily basis, with little to no understanding of what they originally meant. Join the guys and special guest, Rowan Newbie, the creator of the Pitches podcast, as they explore the bizarre origins of your favorite turns of phrase. (Ben here, with a bonus question: I went through and noted multiple turns of phrase we all used unintentionally - how many can you catch?)