You all did great but as you know there can only be one winner. Actually there could be more than that but we are too cheap to offer more than one prize. And so, without further ado, congratulations to:
THE OTHER AMY!!!!
For her sage advice to "Let sleeping dogs make their own bed and lie in it." It was cute, both parts were true idioms, and it had great flow.
Way to go, Amy! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and your $10 gift card will be on its way. May I suggest the Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms. =)
Had their been a second place prize it would have most likely gone to John Mills who also masterfully intertwined two idioms into one clear flowing thought. Sorry, John -no gift card. Just our admiration.
And I must give out a few honourable mentions:
Troy Livesay -just for your willingness to stop caring for and serving the people of Haiti in order to participate in our little game. And for keeping your wife happy. We like her that way.
Nancy -for your diligence and for challenging us all with imagery of our grandma's sucking eggs up their noses.
And Patsy (my mother-in-law, fyi) -for telling us that you love us and condemning us to hell in the same blog post. Nicely done. ;o)
You guys are great. And you're all winners in our book.
In closing: Don't bite off more than an apple a day doesn't fall far from barking up the wrong tree. I think you know what I mean by that.