As you almost certainly know, an idiom is colloquial phrase with a figurative meaning that is not deducible by simply hearing or reading the words at face value.
Choose one of the following idioms and include it in a story that also includes a literal use of one of the figurative words in the idiom. For example, if I were to choose the phrase "at the drop of a hat," I would also include a hat or someone dropping something.
- at the drop of a hat
- hit the sack
- judge a book by its cover
- beat around the bush
- steal [someone 's] thunder
- the last straw
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