30 Brilliant Clichés, Translated Into Emoji
The new emojis have arrived with the latest iOS update. In the event that you find yourself newly enamoured and upping your texting game, we've compiled a list of our favourite catch-phases and clichés to spice up your digital vernacular. The modern day hieroglyphics, emojis offer us a wealth of emotional depth and self expression, or a diverting jaunt into thinly veiled, cryptic interactions with our very closest mates. Keep scrolling to see what we've been texting.
Cliché: Dial It Down
To turn down (often for what).
Common Usage: Dial down the sarcasm and culottes. We're not in NY anymore, Toto.
Flip the arrow & it becomes:
Cliché: Level Up
A gaming term used to describe advancing to the next sequence of programming in a game. To move forward, having aquired a higher skillset. A bigger, better deal.
Person 1: Why are we leaving this party?
Person 2: Leveling up.
Cliché: Like Shooting Fish In a Barrel
Used to decsribe a simple task of guaranteed success.
Predating refrigeration, fish were preserved in barrels. A single shot would kill, at minimum, one. Thus, there existed no easier target than a fish in said barrel.
Person 1: How is your holiday shopping coming along?
Person 2: After all those impeccable gift guide roundups?! Like shooting fish in a barrel.
What is your most used emoji? Tell us in the comments below.