Monday, August 31, 2009

A Puff of Smoke

BLOW SMOKE: If people blow smoke, they exaggerate or say things that are not true, usually to make themselves look better.

SMOKE LIKE A CHIMNEY: Someone who smokes very heavily smokes like a chimney.

END IN SMOKE: If something ends in smoke, it produces no concrete or positive result.

HOLY SMOKE!: This is a way of expressing surprise: "Holy smoke! Look at all of those geese!"

NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE: When people suspect something, there is normally a good reason for the suspicion, even if there is no concrete evidence.

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