(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately
Aidan: Wow! That was a great meal! Don’t you think?
Ogie: Yeah, you can say that again.
Aidan: Time for a dessert!
Ogie: Oh, no, I’m chock-a-block ..phew!
Aidan: Okay! One Chocolate Ice Cream please! i’ll order some Vanilla ice cream and pudding
Ogie; No-no- wait!
Ogie: It means, I’m full, no more food please.
Aidan: oh, Okay, I’ll eat your portion then.
chock-a-block or chock·a·block (chk-blk)
1. Squeezed together; jammed: The cheering fans were chock-a-block in the stands.
2. Completely filled; stuffed: “I recommend the north shore chowder, chockablock with pieces of seasonal fish” (Charles Monaghan).
3. Nautical Drawn so close as to have the blocks touching. Used of a ship’s hoisting tackle.
Chock: a hall that was chock-a-block full.
Girl 1: BOOOOOHOOOO
Girl 2: Hey, what’s the matter?
Girl: I just got dumped! I feel I want to get into a room and throw away the key! Aaaanggg
Girl 1: Now, now pull yourself together …
Girl 1; Pull? Like this…ack ack ack … (choking) – pulling her collars
Girl 2: (facepalm) ooh…brother…
Girl 2: It means you should control your emotions, you dummy
Girl 1: but that hurts
Girl 2: serves you right…
Based on ideas by Jho
Boy 1: Yo! Aidan wait up!
Boy 1 : So, what’s your plan for the weekend.
Aidan: I’ve got a weekend job, remember? at Haris’ Pizza.
Boy 1: oh, yeah, i totally forgot about it
you told me. So how did you find the job?
Aidan: usual thing, i browsed the
… and i used the map to
find the place
Boy 2: speechless
It means What you think
or feel of your new job!
Ok, it’s actually a phrase 😀 – there are actually more than 20 different meanings of the word “find” either as a noun or a verb
I decided to follow up the English vs english post to add more spice to this blog besides idioms.
Choose your favourites (3 comics!)
If you haven’t read them you can look over here:
- Break a leg
- Raining Cats and Dogs
- No Hard Feelings
- Hit the Books
- What’s Eating Him?
- Rain Check.
- Go Dutch
- Burn the Candles on Both Ends
- Speak of the Devil
- The Apple of somebody’s Eye
- Give Somebody a Buzz
- Need/Give a lift
- In the Dark
- Ring a Bell
- Mind of its Own
- Play by Ear
- Green with Envy
- Everybody and their Grandma
- Grease Monkey
- Daylight Robbery
- Think outside of the Box
- Jack of all Trades
- Stand out like a sore Thumb