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December 2012 Newsletter

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Christmassy Jokes

Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper?
He sold his soul to Santa.

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas Quacker!

What do you call Santa's little helpers?
Subordinate clauses!

Snowed under?
Let’s get festive with this seasonal collection of idioms related to the the word season and Christmas

idiom (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made

Off season
Not in the busy time of the year.
 “We don't have much to do off season.” "Things are very quiet around here off season."

Open season (on someone)
A period of time when everyone is criticizing someone. 
"It seems as if it's always open season on politicians."

The silly season 
A period of time in the summer when there is not much news, especially political news, so the newspapers have articles about events that arenot important.
 "It's the silly season again, and as usual, the papers are full of stories about the Loch Ness Monster."

Full of the joys of spring.
To feel very happy and full of youthful energy.
"The sun was shining, and even though it was October, I was full of the joys of spring."

The dead of winter.
Used to describe the middle of winter, when it is very cold and dark.
"He disappeared in the dead of winter: The river was frozen, the streets almost

Be as pure as the driven snow
To be morally good
"How dare he criticise me for having an affair? He's not exactly as pure as the driven snow himself."

Be snowed under
To have so much work that you have problems dealing with it all (often + with) "She wants me to take some time off but I'm snowed under with “work at the moment”.

From everyone here at Clever Pants we wish you a very happy festive season, whatever you are celebrating!

See you in 2013!

© Clever Pants 2012

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