Frog in a hailstorm

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Dec 6 23:01:34 UTC 2002

> Thanks. Yes, Google has some of those, too. Confusingly, "like a
> toad in a RAINstorm" turns up in a school idiom glossary where it is
> defined as "that empty, goggle-eyed stare that you get from someone
> when they don't understand what you are saying". I don't want us all
> to get in so deep here that we can't escape again, but could that
> possibly be true?

Gosh, I have another picture in mind: not a blank stare, but an animal
that's blinking so fast he gets blisters on his eyeballs.


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