Miriam
The Skeleton in the Closet and the Elephant in the Room
I just watched this funny video, where the skeleton in the closet confesses to the elephant in the room by only using idioms: <a href="https://vimeo.com/63083013" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/63083013</a>;

The Skeleton in the closet
The Elephant in the room
Bone to pick
Sweeping dirt under the rug
Clean slate
Bigger fish to fry
Fishing for compliments
Shooting fish in a barrel
Holy mackerel
Eye on you
Well enough alone
Calling your bluff
Pack of lies
Let the cat out of the bag
Falling apart
Don't have a leg to stand on
In the lime light
Spill the beans
Break someone's heart
Kill two birds with one stone
Stab a man in the back
Laughing your ass off

Apart from what the skeleton says and does and the elephant does, there are several idioms hidden in the video:
Window of opportunity
Time flies
Picture worth a thousand words
Frame of mind
Good apple, bad apple
Cut the cheese
On the chopping block
All eggs in one basket
Piece of cake
Crying over spilt milk
Everything but the kitchen sink
The last straw
Come clean
Beating a dead horse
Cup of joe
A lot on your plate
Head on a plate

Can you spot all idioms?

Question to the learners: Did you know all of these idioms?

Question to all: What are your favourite idioms? Which do you actually use on a regular basis?
Jun 26, 2020 7:40 PM
Comments · 5
I just realised that in the end they show the list of idioms. Totally missed them before. I added the full list of idioms to the OP.

June 27, 2020
The style remind me of Tim Burton's movies
June 26, 2020
That is the first time I have seen a conversation that works using only idioms.
I doubt it would work in a real situation, because humans in conversations like to add in their extra two penneth and to then go off at a tangent.

Note it was a one way conversation, the elephant in the room only reacted in the mind of the skeleton in the closet, by producing imaginary in the mind of the skeleton evidence of the skeletons guilt and existence of it's, the skeletons' skeleton in the cupboard.

I'm not sure if this can be called an idiom an expression or a set phrase of mine, but I often say "this will be fun" just before I anticipate something dangerous or confrontational is about to happen, or anything where I anticipate a bad situation.
June 26, 2020
jajaja--- greate vídeo than you for sharing it, Mrs. Miriam
June 26, 2020
Great! Thank you, Miriam. I know only few of idioms. We have some of them in Russian. I think I have to watch this video several times. I think I have to watch this video several times to understand and remember all of them.
June 26, 2020
Miriam
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), French, German
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)