Park 1: bench, fountain, path, tree
|beat a path to somebody’s door
|hurry to contact someone who is interesting, inspiring/very keen to buy or get something from someone
|Grandma, these biscuits are so good! If you sell them, people will be beating a path to your door to get them!
|cross paths with somebody
|meet somebody by chance
|She was a very friendly lady, I hope we cross paths again soon.
|lead somebody up the garden path
|There’s no prize for last place, I’m afraid somebody has led you up the garden path.
|the path of least resistance
|the easiest way forward
|They are lazy and always choose the path of least resistance.
|out of one’s tree
|totally stupid or mad
|You’re out of your tree if you think you’re not going to get into trouble for this.
|up a tree
|be in a difficult situation with no escape
|Without an alibi I’m up a tree.
|barking up the wrong tree
|believing something that is wrong
|Ms. Foster thinks we broke the chairs but we didn’t. She’s barking up the wrong tree.
Other Park Idioms
|on the bench
|1. serving as a judge in a court of law
2. waiting to participate/removed from participation in a sports match
|1. We are so proud of our daughter who now serves on the bench of the Supreme Court in Texas.
2. Today the coach announced that Smith will start tomorrow’s match on the bench.
|the fountain of youth
|a mythical fountain said to give eternal youth to anyone who drinks water from it
|I know that chia seeds aren’t the fountain of youth but they are very good for you.