How many can you find?

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Proverbidioms is the hidden object game with a difference, containing thousands of English sayings shown literally. Imagine a real case of “butterflies in the stomach”.

The aim is to find as many English sayings as you can. For example, imagine looking for “to butter someone up”, painted literally.


Discover hundreds of humorous, bizarre, and sometimes risqué interpretations of everyday sayings hidden within 5 famous paintings by T. E. Breitenbach. Imagine a real case of “break the ice”, “cut the rug”, “cat got your tongue”, and “burning the candle at both ends”.


Hundreds of thousands of people have already purchased Proverbidioms posters and jigsaws. Now for the first time, Proverbidioms the App offers a whole new interactive experience to give you hours of addictive, unsurpassed fun and learning!

Proverbidioms is now available on IOS & Android

Each picture can be scrolled, swiped, and zoomed, allowing players to explore the colorful artwork in stunning HD detail. Hundreds of dynamic sounds bring all five pictures to life coupled with parts of the paintings being animated to truly immerse the player into the world of Proverbidioms. Once players have successfully guessed an idiom, they are rewarded with the idiom’s definition, usage, and fascinating origins, not to mention a big laugh, which makes the app entertaining as well as educational.


Proverbidioms the App is a relaxing family friendly game that encourages players to sit back and enjoy incredible art at their own pace, while challenging their wits as they seek to identify over 1000 idioms. 

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Five incredible paintings, over 1000 idioms to find


264 Proverbs and Clichés

Our everyday sayings, when taken literally, show the odities of our language. Over 300 are interpreted in this poster alone. An absorbing puzzle to fascinate all ages. 

Ultimate Proverbidioms 

260 More To Make You Laugh

Nearly 300 new proverbs and clichés. Stroll the pleasant shops or journey out to sea on your quest to solve the picture. Addictive and stimulating.

A Picture of Health

183 Whimsical Terms About Health

183 terms about health, fitness, anatomy, medicine, dentistry, and psychiatry. An ideal gift for health professionals and all puzzle enthusiasts. Perfect waiting room art! REAL DOCTORS and nurses were used as models!

Proverbidioms II 

130 Hilarious New Sayings

Our everyday sayings, when taken literally, show the odities of our language. Over 300 are interpreted in this poster alone. An absorbing puzzle to fascinate all ages. 

Proverbidioms IV 

Who Missed The Boat? 203 Sayings

The most colorful proverbidioms. Gorgeous artwork and over 200 new sayings to challenge your wits and make you laugh. Can anything be more fun?

More Coming Soon

More paintings will be added soon

T.E. Breitenbach has a lot more paintings which will be added to the app soon. Check for updates on the App Store.

PROVERBidioms the App is based on the famous ‘PROVERBidioms’ series of paintings by American artist

T. E. Breitenbach.  

The first PROVERBidioms painting was completed in 1975 and published as a poster in 1980, when it became an instant hit, selling hundreds of thousands of copies, and appearing on television, in books, and on jigsaw puzzles. Over the years three additional Proverbidioms pictures were created. Now, as art meets the digital age, PROVERBidioms the App for IOS & Android offers an exciting new interactive experience.

Game designer Julian Stewart worked very closely with the artist in designing this app, to ensure a quality, entertaining product that lives up to the spirit of the original paintings, and which is perhaps a work of art all to itself.

About Proverbidioms App

Artist T.E Breitenbach & game designer Julian Stewart

Here's 9 to challenge your wit

Over 1000 more to find in the game!

Cat got your tongue?
Cat got your tongue?
Time flies
Hit the sack
Melt into my arms
Too many cooks spoil the broth
You are what you eat
She stole his heart
Backseat driver
Raining cats and dogs
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Too many cooks spoil the broth