common expresions taken literally GOOD ONES: Mission statement?
REMEMBER-THE-ALAMO Blanket expression?
IVE-GOT-YOU-COVERED Formal request?
SAVE-THE-LAST-DANCE-FOR-ME Bald assertion?
THAT’S-GOT-TO-BE-A-WIG [very insensitive to us bald guys] Dancer's restraint
REIN [the reindeer] Seals that avoid water?
GASKETS [maybe the question mark is needed because gaskets actually are in contact with water] China supporter
SHELF Double-parker who gives out tickets
VALET [sometimes meter maids double park causing more trouble than the illegally parked] BTW:
Symbolic yet insubstantial
TOKEN [what about a diamond ring which is symbolic of one's love?] Aphorisms
TRUTHS [sometimes yes, sometimes no: "A barking dog never bites."] Can opener
POP-TAB [not sure this is a real term: just tab
Why is EEK always used to express a mouse yet never for anything else? And, does anyone really ever yell it except in toons?
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun