How to play:


English idioms can be difficult because they don't always make sense literally.  This game helps you familiarize with the meanings and usage of different idioms. 

Each round, the host displays a real idiom. The players are asked to 'brainstorm' what the idiom means. The players type out a definition (which may be an honest attempt to supply the correct definition of the idiom or a fictitious definition designed to sound convincing) and an example sentence using the idiom.

After the players privately send their definitions and example sentences to the host. The definitions and sentences, including the real definition and example sentence, are then read out in random order by the host. Players vote which definition they believe to be correct. 

Players are awarded two points if they guess the correct definition. Players are awarded one point for each other player who incorrectly chooses the fake definition they typed. Players are awarded one point if their example sentence is used correctly (even if the definition was incorrect.)

Players are immediately awarded three points if they type out the correct definition, but If one or more player provides the  correct definition, the round is abandoned (though the points are retained).