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Laura Vecchio – (bull’s eye) July 16, 2024

What does it mean when someone says this person should have a bull’s eye on their back?

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Modismos – (bull’s eye) July 16, 2024

@Laura Vecchio
When someone says that a person should have a “bull’s-eye on their back,” it means that the person is a target for criticism, scrutiny, or attack. The phrase implies that others are likely to direct their negative attention or actions towards this individual, much like aiming at a target in a shooting range. This could be due to the person’s behavior, position, or actions that have made them a focal point for such attention.

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Alison – (by and by) July 3, 2024

My maternal grandfather, whom we called Dinty, used to say by and by all the time. I never knew what it meant until I read this article. It brings tears to my eyes. I love him so much. He’s been gone for many years, but I still think of him all the time. 💕

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Kenneth (no French) – (pardon my French) July 3, 2024

This is interesting to me, but I can’t speak French :/ Can I use this expression still? 🙂

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Joseph Dantala Gokir – (think outside the box) June 23, 2024

My question is to know if there is any difference between these sentences : thinking outside the box and thinking out of the box.

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Craig Blackburn – (head and shoulders above) June 14, 2024

Good on you Peggi, you are spot on I reckon! I was just reading the Bible in 1 Samuel 10:23 about Saul; “when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward”. He became king for a while, but then David the shepherd took over the role, chosen not for his height, but his heart – 1 Samuel 16:7, specifically the “integrity of his heart” and the “skilfulness of his hands” – Psalm 78:70-72. Fascinating foundation for ‘HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE’ which shows it may only be a temporary status.

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Barbra – (head and shoulders above) June 12, 2024

Yes it is from Samuel 9:2.

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Per Larholm – (nightmare dressed like a daydream) June 9, 2024

Danish version : Et mareridt klædt som en dagdrøm.

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W – (yes man) June 5, 2024

Please elaborate on your version of Julius Caesar’s death by lion attack because it conflicts with the historically consistant historical version (ambushed by senators who stabbed him to death – ‘Ides of March’ refers to the event in question)

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Lacey – (if it’s the last thing I do) June 2, 2024

Another is “by hook or by crook”

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