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Sinclair – (money doesn’t grow on trees) February 26, 2024

If money doesn’t grow on trees and why do bank have branches?

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Andre Piver – (piss and vinegar) February 25, 2024

“Good old” country bumpkin, vinegar having (internally) processed lots of home-brewed cider (aka drunk), and piss relating to the diuretic effects of alcohol… drunk, disinhibited, and ready for a fight

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Iris – (that’s the way the cookie crumbles) February 23, 2024

In a still black-and-white episode of The Avengers Emma Peel says this to John Steed: “Sic friat crustulum – that’s the way the cookie crumbles”.

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Aaron Kearns – (home is where the heart is) February 20, 2024

The definition is immature.
A child says home is where my loved ones are, and there too my heart
Once childish things are put away,I grow to find the planet my home and I so doing also find love for all of the species and a great mature love inside my heart.

I pray that at 44 my heart is not so small as to confine an abstract number of humans, be it 1,000,000 or am imaginary number.

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Silvana – (lost on) February 16, 2024

Hello.
If someone loves languages, can I say that Simona is not lost on languages?
Thanks!

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Tony Field – (straight from the horse’s mouth) February 16, 2024

“Straight from the horse’s mouth” comes from Gulliver’s Travels. The last place to which Gulliver traveled was to the land of the wise horses. If a wise horse said something was so, you could bet on it.

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Trish – (veg out) February 15, 2024

1990 is not “the late 90’s.” If it originated in the late 90’s, then it wouldn’t have been in a movie that hit theaters in 1990. Furthermore, we used that term when I was a kid. I was so no longer a kid in the late 90’s or even in 1990. It was already well established by 1979 in newspapers.

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Tommie Williamson – (don’t give up the day job) February 14, 2024

The expression is said very often to want-to-be actors. Before TV and movies the only acting was done at night in theaters. Also in those days, most businesses were only open during the day.

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Rodrigo Holguín – (out of the frying pan into the fire) February 10, 2024

I read this idiom in an old song called ” On An On” by Stephen Bishop so I came to Idioms Dictionary and I could understand its meaning. Thanks a lot.

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Johnny – (year dot) February 7, 2024

I was always taught it was in reference to the tunes if magna carta. From memory it was a year early in the 1100’s. In that if land was considered common in that year, it then enshrined in perpetuity to remain that day. The implication it has taken in today’s form “it’s always been that way” .

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