Lisa Rice wrote this.

Although idioms occur in all languages, the English language is estimated to have at least twenty-five thousand. This can make learning it troublesome. These groups of words with figurative or sometimes literal meanings have been borrowed from various areas of life. Phrases such as “running around like a chicken with its head cut off” or “putting all our eggs in one basket” originated with farming. Financial advice is full of them. In fact, I wrote an entire blog post using them here. Blacksmithing has generated some, too. Take a look below:

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