An idiom is a phrase or proverb that has meaning to the culture of its origin. Every culture has it’s own, and it is often difficult for someone new to understand the meaning of these sayings without some study. Personally I’ve always found the stories and history behind these phrases fascinating, so I would like to know what idioms the members of Iwaku know, and their meanings. Here are some I grew up with: To be wide open – to be unprotected This originated in the boxing ring. A person who left their guard open could easily get hit. Over my head – to not understand something A way of saying something is out of reach Like a drowned rat – soaking wet and disheveled. This phrase came as a comparison to the way a drowned rat looked.