A) Language taken literally:

(So far 9 cartoons)                  scroll, scroll, scroll ....

#1 "figure of speech"

#2 "fool's gold" [a kind of yellow metal that exists in some rocks and looks like gold: "Katzengold"]


#3 "vicious circle"

#4 "the man/woman in the street"

#5 "highway robbery" [highway robbery (AmE, infml) = daylight robbery (BrE, infml)]

#6 "the thin end of the wedge" [(especially BrE spoken): an expression meaning something that you think is the beginning of a harmful development]

#7 "suckling pig"


#8 "traffic jam"  

#9 "pub grub" (pun on the two meanings of "grub"!)

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