Since Triceridos Idiom focuses cannot be feasibly tracked via being denoted in the Triceridos' masterlist code (i.e. "TRI-03-Every-Cloud-Has-A-Silver-Lining"), we're instead tracking all used and claimed idioms on this page.
Used Idioms (Official Triceridos)
- [TRI-01]: "Knock on Wood" (English) - Hoping for good luck.
- [TRI-02]: "Break a Leg" (English) - Wishing someone good luck.
- [TRI-03]: "Every Cloud has a Silver Lining" (English) - Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent.
- [TRI-04]: "Da liegt der Hund begraben" (German, translates to "That's where the dog is buried") - This is the cause of the difficulties. / This is the heart of the (unpleasant) matter.
- [TRI-05]: "Wie ein Elefant im Porzellanladen" (German, translates to "Like an elephant in a china shop") - Behaving clumsily, awkwardly or even tactlessly.
- [TRI-06]: "Break the Ice" (English) - To get the conversation going. To provide a conversation prompt.
- [TRI-07]: "The Night is Darkest Before the Dawn" (English) - Things often seem at their worst just before they get better.
- [TRI-08]: "Swan Song" (English) - The last or final work, effort or performance.
- [TRI-09]: "Robiť z komára somára" (Slovark, translates to "Making a donkey out of a mosquito") - "Making a mountain out of a molehill", this idiom is referring to over-reactive, histrionic behaviour where a person makes too much of a minor issue.
- [TRI-10]: "Jogar verde para colher maduro" (Portuguese) - Insinuate something to obtain information. [for example: saying you know everything about x, without knowing anything about it, only for the other person to give you information you weren't privy of.]
Claimed Idioms (MYO Slots)
- [MYO Slot]: "Mäuschen spielen" (German, translates to "playing mouse") - To be a secret witness/spectator of something.
- [MYO Slot]: "Curiosity Killed the Cat" (English) - Being inquisitive about other people's affairs may get you into trouble.
- [MYO Slot]: "Cog in the Machine" (English) - A small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system.
- [MYO Slot]: "When Pigs Fly" (English) - Used ironically to express disbelief or when something seems like it may never happen.
- [MYO Slot]: "Once in a Blue Moon" (English) - This literary expression refers to something exceptionally rare in occurrence, such as an event or opportunity that was so unique that it was believed it would never happen again. A blue moon is a term commonly used to refer to a second full moon that occurs once every month on solar-based calendars.
- [MYO Slot]: "When Stars Align" (English) - When an unexpected and virtually impossible event occurs as a result of everything falling into place for it to happen, usually due to pure luck or good fortune.
- [MYO Slot]: "Mať sa ako prasa v žite" (Slovark, translates to "Be/Feel like a pig in rye") - Being joyful, happy, relaxed.
- [MYO Slot]: "A Dog's Breakfast" (English) - A disorderly situation; a mess, something that is messy or poorly done.
- [MYO Slot]: "Not my circus, not my monkeys" (English) - Not my business"/ "Not my problem" - A messy situation the speaker is declining involvement or responsibility for.
- [MYO Slot]: "Blind with Science" (English) - To overwhelm someone with details in order to influence or mislead them.