What does it mean to saw wood? Let’s learn this American idiom today!
When you use a saw to cut wood, the noise that the saw makes is loud and rough. We think that this sound, the sawing sound, resembles the sound people make when they snore. (Snore is the sound that people make when they sleep.) So, when you saw wood or you are sawing wood, you are shoring loudly!
- I was sawing wood last night.
- My dad used to always saw wood very loudly.
- A guy sleeping near me on the train was sawing wood. Many people were laughing at him!
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