What is the Origin of the idiom 20 questions?
There is a game of Twenty Questions. One person decides on a secret thing or person to think of. The other has 20 chances to ask yes;no questions to narrow down and guess the answer.
during class i got assigned "call you to the carpet" as an idiom. my teachers idiom book says it s origin is that in a royal kingdom they didn't put carpet in the servants' rooms because it was too expensive, so when they called them to discus something they were calling them to the carpet because the royalty had carpeted floors