What is
the story behind English
Idioms
and what do they mean?

What is an idiom? strip

Join Professor Potts to discover the secret history of more than 160 beautifully illustrated English idioms, from "Achilles' heel" to "Wrong side of bed".
Only for iPhone and iPad, coming soon to Android.

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What is an idiom?

An idiom is an expression or term that is unique to a language, whose meaning can not be understood by reading the words. The origins of these unusual phrases are astonishing, poetic, bizarre and sometime mysterious.

Who is this app for?

English Idioms Illustrated will be enjoyed by English students, teachers and enthusiasts alike. The origin and meaning of each idiom is masterfully illustrated by Professor Potts. Download the app now to see for yourself!

What idioms are included?

The app contains more than 160 idioms from "Achilles' heel" to "Wrong side of bed". The first 23 idioms are included for free.

About the author

Professor Potts is a dashing investigator who loves nothing more than jet-setting around the world exploring scientific mysteries. He lives in a secret location with his glamorous wife. His butler has a PhD in nuclear science and his dog will only eat bones from the Jurassic period.

Aidan Potts -his alter ego- has a slightly more tedious biography. Aidan was born in London 1963 and 6 months later he moved to Nigeria, followed by Bogota, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Tripoli, Libya and the Turks and Caicos. He studied History of Art at University College London, then began working as an illustrator for the British press. Among his books are Uneversaurus and The Smash Smash Truck.

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Strip artwork & narration © Aidan Potts. App design & software © 2010 Robot Media SL. All rights reserved.

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