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I was staying at this house while on my way to michigan and I came across this really interesting picture.
The name of the picture was Proverbidioms. Breitenbach 1975 published in 1980.
It was a picture depicting several Proverbs literally rather than metaphorically.
Ace in the hole All ears All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy An apple a day keeps the doctor away An axe to grind An empty bag cannot stand upright Ants in the pants At the end of one's rope Babies must play Back seat driver Bad news travels fast Ball game is over Banana nose Beetle (bug) Beggars can't be choosers Behind the 8 ball Best patch is of the same cloth Beware of the door with too many keys Big as a barrel Big fish eat little fish Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush Birds of a feather flock together Bitch Black as the ace of spades Blockhead Blow one's own horn Bone to pick with someone Bookworm Breadwinner Break the ice Bridge over troubled water Broken heart Burn the candle at both ends Butter someone up Butterfingers Butterflies in someone's stomach Califlower ears Call no man happy till he's dead Can't see the forest for the trees Cast iron stomach Castles in the air Cat got your tongue? Cat's out of the bag Children should be seen and not heard Chip off the old block Chip on one's shoulder Chiseler Christmas comes but once a year Climb the ladder Climb the walls Cloud 9 Colorful language Coming down in buckets Cool cat Counting sheep Cracked bell can never sound Croaked Crutch Cry one's eyes out Dead men tell no tales Dear John letter Dime a dozen Doesn't have a leg to stand on Dog (he or she is) Don't bite off more than you can chew Don't count your chickens before they hatch Don't judge a book by its cover Don't let the grass grow under your feet Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Don't put all your eggs in one basket Don't put the cart before the horse Don't put your foot in your mouth Don't throw a monkey wrench in the machinery Don't throw out the baby with the bath water Down in the dumps Drinks are on the house Drop in the bucket Eagle flies alone Ear to the ground Early bird catches the worm Easy street Eat your heart out Egg in the face Eighty six it Empty barrels make the most noise Even the devil will swear on a stack of bibles Every family has a least one black sheep Eyes in the back of the head Face of the mountain Feeling blue Finger licking good Flat as a board Foot in the door Forbidden fruit is the sweetest Forked tongue Four eyes Frog in the throat Fruit of ones labor Full of baloney Full of hot air Funnier than a barrel of monkeys Get under one's skin Getting on someone's back Gingerbread moulding Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself Give him the needle Go fly a kite Go through the roof Going downhill Greenhorn Green thumb Hands are tied Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world dwriting's on the wall Hang dog Head in the clouds Heard it through the grapevine Hedges have eyes High chair Higher they rise, the further they fall Hit the sack Hitch your wagon to a star Hole in the wall Home is where the heart is Home is where you hang your hat Home sweet home Honesty is the best policy Horseless carriage Hot pants Hotter than a $2 pistol Hung out to dry Hungery enough to eat a horse