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How can "charm ooze out of one's ears"?

 
 
Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:10 am
Charm from your beautiful eyes- it is understandable. But out of your ears? Puzzling.

Context:
He has ADORABLE looks, yet he's got charm oozing out of his ears and a look that says "I can make you melt just by staring at you like THIS.
 
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sozobe
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:15 am
@oristarA,
The idea is that he's so full of charm, it's oozing out of orifices.

"So much _____ that it's coming out of his ears" is a standard formulation for having a lot of an attribute. (Could be money, too.)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:39 am
@oristarA,
idioms again

Do you have a dictionary of idioms available to you?



http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/oozes


Quote:

ooze (out) (from someone or something) and ooze out (of someone or something)
to seep out of someone or something. The heavy oil oozed out from the hole in the barrel. Some blood was oozing out of his nose.
ooze with something

1. Lit. to flow or seep with something; to be covered with some oozing substance. The wound oozed with blood. The roast beef oozed with juices.
2. Fig. [for someone] to exude an ingratiating or insincere manner. The used-car salesman oozed with insincerity. The young woman oozed with charm.
oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:44 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

idioms again

Do you have a dictionary of idioms available to you?



http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/oozes


Quote:

ooze (out) (from someone or something) and ooze out (of someone or something)
to seep out of someone or something. The heavy oil oozed out from the hole in the barrel. Some blood was oozing out of his nose.
ooze with something

1. Lit. to flow or seep with something; to be covered with some oozing substance. The wound oozed with blood. The roast beef oozed with juices.
2. Fig. [for someone] to exude an ingratiating or insincere manner. The used-car salesman oozed with insincerity. The young woman oozed with charm.



The dictionary does help much sometimes. Because based on Chinese language, it is hard to imagine such description in English.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:45 am
@ehBeth,
Idioms can be fun. Smile
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:48 am
@oristarA,
first you have to imagine charm as a physical characteristic like blood, not a personality trait

then , try to imagine a person having so much charm that their entire body is full of charm ... starting with their toes and moving up ... their body is so full of charm it is coming out of the pores of their skin ... it is coming out of their ears ... they are over-filled with charm

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roger
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 12:49 pm
@tsarstepan,
Yeah. Your village called to say their idiom is missing.
parados
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 01:07 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Yeah. Your village called to say their idiom is missing.

I think you're mixing your semaphores.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:51 pm
@parados,
still, even if its not incorrect usage, it sounds lame as hell.

Nothing good can ooze out of ones ears.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 08:53 pm
@farmerman,
The idiom stands as proof that you don't know of which you speak, Farmer.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 08:56 pm
@JTT,
And you're ugly as a cane toad. BUT, at least I can learn.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 09:10 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
BUT, at least I can learn.


And I'm glad you did, Farmer. It's not good having A2K's academic looking the dunce.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 13 Dec, 2012 11:00 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

still, even if its not incorrect usage, it sounds lame as hell.

Nothing good can ooze out of ones ears.


Yeah, it's unartful to equate charm with things that might ooze out of one's ears.

Maybe "he’s got charm oozing out of his pores” would have led to less negative physiological associations?

Some people do emit a pleasant natural redolence. Others most definitely don’t.
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