An Assortment of Idioms

An Assortment of Idioms

We all know that the democratic president of Zimbabwe, Mugabe, has been placed under house arrest following a coup d’ etat. As idiom it means the arrest of democratically elected leader by the junta.
Example: The military of Zimbabwe has put a Mugabe.
Mugabe happens in many countries.

Padmavati is a controversial Indian Rajput film that portrays the life of Queen Padmavati in bad-light. As an idiom it means a film that distorts historical facts.
Example: Padmavati can come under the scrutiny of the censor-board and be banned.

Hagar was the servant of Abraham’s household and when Sarah had no children, Abraham slept with Hagar and begat Ishmael. The blood-line of the Muslims can be traced to Ishmael. As an idiom Hagar means: the birth of a race.
Example: Muslims were born out of Hagar.
Hagar is opposed to Jews and Christians.

We all know the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector who climbed upon a sycamore tree to meet Jesus. Jesus asked him to alight and said he will partake of food in house. Zacchaeus became repentant and gave all his portions that he has hoarded to the poor. As an idiom Zacchaeus means a repentant person who pleases God.
Example: In my encounter with Christ, I became a Zacchaeus.

We all know the patriarch who build the ark and saved himself and his family from the flood caused by divine wrath. As an idiom Noah means a skillful architect.
Example: There are many Noahs in the world.
The twin towers in Kuala Lumpur were built by a Noah.

Woman with the issue of blood
We come across the woman with the issue of blood in the New Testament who touches the garment of Christ and gets healing. As an idiom it means a miraculous healing.
Example: Prayer to Christ can result in being a woman with an issue of blood.

Parting the Red Sea
We come across the parting of the Red Sea in the Old Testament. God wanted to deliver the Israelites from the tyrannical rule of the Pharaoh and he parted the Red Sea and made them escape. As an idiom it means divine help in a hopeless situation.
Example: When it comes for support to South Korea, America is parting the Red Sea.
I need a parting the Red Sea in my life.

Fed by the Raven
The Old Testament prophet Elijah was hiding in the desert from his captors when God miraculously sent a raven to feed him. As an idiom it means fortunate times after a period torment, suffering and financial deprivation.
Example: When will I be fed by the Raven?
There will come a day when I will be fed by the raven.

Source by Bose Anand
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