Posts Categorized: Out on a limb

Out on a limb

  Look what’s back! Blowing off the cobwebs on this old favorite in honor of an especially bizarre interview by a loyalty-challenged (and possibly paranoid) famous celebrity. I know you’ll see the theme, but can you guess the celebrity?         Thrown under the bus – Oddly enough, this is a recent (and overused… Read more »

Out on a limb

        The return of an old favorite about word and phrases we use and where they come from. Today’s installment can be called “Dem’s fightin’ woids!”       Fisticuffs – in a more civilized manner (as if any fight could be), early 17th century men who found reason to fight were said… Read more »

Out on a limb

      It’s back!  Returning after a long hiatus, the popular monthly feature is here to edumacate you on the origins of those clichéd phrases you hear (and probably use) so often. Now let’s see what’s coming down the pipe this month!     Pipe dream – The allusion is to the dreams experienced… Read more »

Out on a limb

  Back for another topical lesson in the phrases we love to use (and overuse).  Here’s some origins of a few you’ve likely had a go with once or twice.  If I’m overestimating, I’m sure I’m pretty close!     I’m thinking he would have preferred the mile.   A miss is as good as a… Read more »

Out on a limb

Out on a limb Our other monthly feature returns after a brief hiatus. Time to learn the origins of some of those catchy phrases you use or hear so often.  I think you should have no problem “seeing” the theme for this week!     That would explain the divorce rate… Love is blind – … Read more »

Out on a limb

  Time for our newest monthly installment in the feature that both educates and amuses as we venture to the past to find out just how those phrases we all love so much came to be.        No sense crying over the past… Let bygones be bygones – In the 15th century, a… Read more »

Out on a limb

      This month’s installment of famous phrase origins is all about loose change!     Nowadays, you wouldn’t think very hard for this little money. Penny for your thoughts – Back in 1546, John Heywood published a book of proverbs, among them is this famous phrase used by a person seeing someone else… Read more »

Out on a limb

It’s another installment of that highly educational and immensely entertaining (or is that verse vice-a?) feature where you learn just where that phrase or word came from. Sit back (you shouldn’t be so close to the screen anyway) and feel the knowledge just ooze into you… Before they were fashionable, they were functional. Trench Coat… Read more »

Out on a limb

        Out on a Limb It’s in the 40’s in South Florida this morning, prompting an appropriate grouping of phrases to edumicate you on…   That’s not a pretty sight! Cold turkey – The expression originates from the goose bumps and pallor which accompany withdrawal from narcotics or tobacco.  The struggling person’s… Read more »