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Posts tagged ‘idioms’

Photo by Petar Milošević.

That’s All She Wrote

  “That’s all she wrote” is an American phrase used to say that there is nothing else to say about a subject. And where did it…

As Easy As Pie

Nothing is as American as apple pie, or so they say. And, as some have it, some things are “easy as pie”. Pie isn’t a particularly…

Art by Russell Patterson - "Where there's smoke there's fire," cropped.

It’s the Bee’s Knees!

It’s hard to think back to the flappers of the 1920s without evoking the phrase “bee’s knees”. The phrase implies something of the highest quality, but…

Why Are Meals Square?

“A square meal a day” keeps the doctor away. Or so they should say. We’re told that our meals should be square and then we’ll be…

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