30 Brilliant Clichés, Translated Into Emojis
New emojis have arrived with the latest iOS update. In the event that you find yourself newly enamored and upping your texting game, we've compiled a list of our favorite catchphases and clichés to spice up your digital vernacular. As modern-day hieroglyphics, emojis offer us a wealth of emotional depth and self-expression (or a diverting jaunt into cryptic interactions with our closest mates). Keep scrolling to see what we've been texting.
Cliché: Dial It Down
To turn down (often for what).
Common Usage: Dial down the sarcasm and culottes. We're not in NY anymore, Toto.
Flip the arrow and it becomes:
Cliché: Level Up
A gaming term used to describe advancing to the next sequence of programming in a game. To move forward, having aquired a higher skillset. A bigger, better deal.
Person 1: Why are we leaving this party?
Person 2: Leveling up.
Cliché: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Used to describe a simple task that yields guaranteed success. Predating refrigeration, fish were preserved in barrels. A single shot would kill, at minimum, one. Thus, there existed no easier target than a fish in said barrel.
Person 1: How is your holiday shopping coming along?
Person 2: After all those impeccable gift-guide roundups?! Like shooting fish in a barrel.
What's your favorite emoji? Tell us in the comments below.