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Artist Creates Digital Manipulations Inspired By Popular Idioms

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Tara Lesher graduated from college with a degree in education, but she is now living her passion as a creative photographer. Her specialty is children’s creative portraits.

Since most kids tend to take words literally, it inspired Tara to create these amazing digital manipulations. Her new series, called “Idioms,” is all about putting an image in our minds whenever we say or hear these popular idioms. Check out her work.

1. Couch potato

Used when someone watches too much television.

2. Raining cats and dogs

Used when there is an unusually heavy downpour. It simply means “a heavy rain.”

3. Heard it through the grapevine

An indication that a piece of information was obtained via an informal contact.

4. Cat got your tongue

Used to compel someone to speak, say something, or give a response when they are (unusually) quiet.

5. In hot water

To be in or get into a difficult situation in which you are in danger of being criticized or punished.

6. Teacher’s pet

A name called to a student who tries to curry a teacher’s favor in hopes of a better grade.

7. Crocodile Tears

An insincere show of sympathy or sadness.

8. Frog in my throat

The feeling that something is caught or stuck in one’s throat.

9. Saved by the bell

Expresses the idea that someone or something is rescued from a dire outcome in the nick of time.

10. Mind your own beeswax

To mind one’s own business, to rudely tell someone not to stick their nose in your private affairs.

11. Big Wig

The most important or influential person, usually in an organization, business or government.

12. Bull in a china shop

Someone who is very careless in the way that they move or behave.

You can check Tara’s other creations on her Instagram account.

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