Idioms on Plants, Trees and Flowers

Idioms are expressions whose meaning differs from the individual words that compose them.

Idioms are expression whose meaning is different from that suggested by the individual words which compose them. Following are selected idioms that are related with plants, trees and flowers:

A bed of roses- a pleasant and enjoyable situation. “Not all is a bed of roses in their relationship. They quarrel sometimes.”

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush- something that one has is better than something that he has still to receive or get. “Mr. Jones has offered to buy my house for $10,000. Other people may offer a higher amount of money for it. But Mr. Jones’ offer is the real deal. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

A budding writer/politician/artist- one who is just building a name in his profession, hobby, etc. “As a budding politician, he should first establish a following at the grass root level.”

A family tree- a person’s genealogical family record in the form of a tree-like diagram. “The president has in his family tree the royal family of England.”

A grain of truth- some truth.  ”The witness is not credible. There is not a grain of truth in his statement.”

Grass roots- the ordinary people or members of the organization.  ”In order for their message to get through, neophyte politicians should first take their campaigns to the grass roots.”

Needle in the haystack- something that is difficult to find. “You lost your old coin? Forget it. You’re like looking for a needle in the haystack.”

Not to see the woods for the trees- There are so many details that the audiences are not able to get the main idea under discussion. “His too much emphasis on unnecessary details made his presentation unintelligible. Some of his listeners were not able to see the woods for the trees.”

Say it with flowers!- to express something to someone by giving her flowers. “Jane’s suitor says it with flowers by sending her a bouquet of roses on her birthday.”

Seeded players – players rank by the organizer of the game based on merit. Top ranked players will not meet each other until the closing round of the games. “In the elimination round the first seed player will face the eight seed player.”

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23 Responses to “Idioms on Plants, Trees and Flowers”
  1. Saurav Banerjee Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

    A very good compilation.

  2. scheng1 Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Interesting. I wonder what is the story behind all these idioms.

  3. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I often wonder where some of these idioms originated. A very interesting post.

  4. megamatt09 Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Rather interesting and fun.

  5. papaleng Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Excellent compilation Sir.

  6. Suni51 Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Deep research, Colonel, nice job.

  7. FX777222999 Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Idiomatic expressions are really interesting.

  8. Tulan Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve heard them all except the last one.

  9. LCM Linda Says...

    On December 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Interesting idioms. Learn new things. Thanks!

  10. erwinkennythomas Says...

    On December 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    great piece!

  11. mtrguanlao Says...

    On December 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Great ones!

  12. multiplenews Says...

    On December 9, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Very interesting and different topic.

  13. Yvhes P. Says...

    On December 9, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Great topic. Really interesting.

  14. Bella White Says...

    On December 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    All of these is new to me.

  15. ogee77 Says...

    On December 10, 2011 at 12:24 am

    It took me back to my childhood days,to my school classroom where I first learned these.Wonderful share friend!! :)

  16. dwisuka Says...

    On December 10, 2011 at 6:30 am

    those are new for me

  17. FX777222999 Says...

    On December 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Just revisiting these idioms.

  18. PHILLY DREAMER Says...

    On December 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Yay, now I know what the word Idiom means. I do love to use some of these sayings.

  19. ittech Says...

    On December 27, 2011 at 7:45 am

    brilliant thanks

  20. ittech Says...

    On January 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    very nice thanks

  21. ittech Says...

    On January 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

    GR8 post

  22. ittech Says...

    On January 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Nice job

  23. SydneyJ Says...

    On January 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Nice share.

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