Posts Tagged: 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

        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 »

Out on a Limb

        Out on a Limb  The return of our monthly feature edumicating you on those catch-phrases and cliché expressions we’re all so fond of using.  Surprises are in store when you read how these sayings came about!    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth – the gum lines of horses recede with age.  Looking in the… Read more »

Out on a limb

Time to put your learning hat on!  Let’s find out where some of those famous phrases and clichés originated from. Beginning the second monthly feature culled from my old newsletter days.  Sure, it’s a time saver, basically giving me the creative “day off” as I plagiarise myself, but it also is a needed break as… Read more »