Welcome to Wiser Now’s weekly email blast which reflects our eclectic interests and, we hope, yours. December is Idiom Month and Wrap It Up Month, so this week’s quiz has to do with idioms about wrapping. (Not “rapping” but go ahead and rap if you wish.) We welcome your feedback. Kathy@WiserNow.com
People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
~ Ben Franklin
Idioms are expressions that can’t necessarily be understood from the individual words in the expression (It’s raining cats and dogs) or that reflect the many meanings of words as in the quiz below.
You might be surprised by how many wrapping idioms exist in English. Here are six. Can you match the idiom to its meaning?
- That’s a wrap ___
- Keep that under wraps ___
- Let me take your wrap ___
- I’m trying to wrap my head around that ___
- He’s completely wrapped up in the project ___
- She’s got him wrapped around her finger ___
- Don’t tell anyone
- It‘s not easy to understand
- I’ll put your coat away
- He’ll do anything for her
- The end of a production
- He’s highly focused
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The Quirky Facts and a Few Fun Solutions
Wrapping paper is a multi-billion-dollar business and creates a gazillion headaches for recyclers. If wrapping paper is metallic or foil, has glitter on it, or has a texture to it, it is not recyclable and can contaminate an entire load, as can ribbons, tissue paper, and glittery holiday cards.
Fortunately, there are alternatives. The main goal is to avoid a wrapping that is used only once, so begin with recycled wrapping paper or use old posters, magazine pages, comics, colorful shopping bags, or old maps, for example. Check out this guide to greener (and beautiful) gift wrapping alternatives, (which includes seed-paper gift tags that will bloom in spring!) and this source for decorating ordinary brown wrapping paper.
What ideas on wrapping, rapping, idioms, idiosyncrasies, gifting, and giving would you like to add?
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