Sand

shifting sands

Meaning: Refers to something that is constantly changing, often making a person feel uncertain

Example: My husband has had trouble maintaining a job in the shifting sands of the economy. Read on

line in the sand

Meaning: a boundary beyond which one cannot proceed without consequences

Example: His resolve to either get a paid internship or drop out of school was his line in the sand. Read on

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read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on

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