The Literal Interpretation of Common English Language Expressions Visualized in a Forthright Animation

“Kill Your Idioms” by Los Angeles filmmaker Grant Kolton is a wonderfully forthright animation that visually explores the literal denotations of colloquialisms to show how their figurative, connotative usage within the common vocabulary doesn’t always succeed.

Literal and figurative worlds collide but only one can survive… Do your idioms live or die?

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