Penny for Your Thoughts, a

‘A penny for your thoughts’ is a common idiomatic expression that has existed since the 1500’s, appearing in a collection of proverbs by John Heywood, from 1546. It is not a proverb, however, by any strict criteria. Meaning of Penny for Your Thoughts We use the expression a penny for your thoughts when we wish to know … Read more

Peeping Tom, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘Peeping Tom’ A peeping Tom is a man who secretly watches others, especially through windows, usually related to sexual gratification; a (sexual) voyeur. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Goodbrand, Allan. Know Your Onions: a Light-Hearted Look at Popular Idioms and Sayings. Book Guild Publishing, 2015. Usage A peeping Tom is virtually … Read more