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Show all from this expertThe Whole Nine Yards
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Where did the phrase "The Whole Nine Yards" Originate? Is it from an old Skottish Tale with a bit of a shady ending? Or a football term doomed from the start?
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Show all from this expertTilting at Windmills
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I was watching a movie the other night when the lead character told his Daughter it was time for her to stop "Tilting at Windmills" and be more serious about life. Wow! I though, what a great Idiom, what does it mean?
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Show all from this expertTilting at Windmills
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I was wathcing a movie the other night when the lead character told his Daughter it was time for her to stop "Tilting at Windmills" and be more serious about life. Wow! I though, what a great Idiom, what does it mean?
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Show all from this expertBought The Farm!
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Death and dying makes people think of a lot of things, but a Farm? Where dit the phrase Bought The Farm come from anyhow? Lets find out!
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Show all from this expertBought The Farm!
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Death and dying makes people think of a lot of things, but a Farm? Where dit the phrase Bought The Farm come from anyhow? Lets find out!
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Show all from this expertA Dead Ringer
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Does the term "Dead Ringer" conjur up images of bells in the graveyard? Well, if it does, you too have been talked into believing one of the most mis-represented idioms of all time. Find the real origin here.
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Show all from this expertA Dead Ringer
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Does the term "Dead Ringer" conjur up images of bells in the graveyard? Well, if it does, you too have been talked into believing one of the most mis-represented idioms of all time. Find the real origin here.
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Show all from this expertDevils Advocate
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We've all taken the position of Devils Advocate from time to time, arguing for or against something just to evaluate the logic behind the other side. So where did this phrase come from? You might be surprised!
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Show all from this expertDevils Advocate
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We've all taken the position of Devils Advocate from time to time, arguing for or against something just to evaluate the logic behind the other side. So where did this phrase come from? You might be surprised!
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Show all from this expertBreak a Leg
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Have you ever been ushered out on stage to give a presentation or appear in a show and the words of encouragement you recieve are Break A Leg? Funny way to wish someone luck huh?
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Show all from this expertBreak a Leg
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Have you ever been ushered out on stage to give a presentation or appear in a show and the words of encouragement you recieve are Break A Leg? Funny way to wish someone luck huh?
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Show all from this expertA Grain of Salt
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Salt has held a place at the head of the table for centuries due to its importance to us as a preservative, flavoring and life sustaining susbstance. It should be of no wonder that such an important item has spawned its fair share of popular phrases.
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Show all from this expertA Grain of Salt
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Salt has held a place at the head of the table for centuries due to its importance to us as a preservative, flavoring and life sustaining susbstance. It should be of no wonder that such an important item has spawned its fair share of popular phrases.
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Show all from this expertBring Home The Bacon!
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Today we'll explore the origin of the idiom Bring Home The Bacon as well as the importance of the Hog to early people and their literature. Who knew the Pig was such a well rounded creature!
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Show all from this expertBring Home The Bacon!
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Today we'll explore the origin of the idiom Bring Home The Bacon as well as the importance of the Hog to early people and their literature. Who knew the Pig was such a well rounded creature!
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Show all from this expertCold Turkey - Who thought this one up!
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Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit? Did you ever give one up Cold Turkey? If you have then you may have wondered where that phrase came from. I sure have and today we will search for the origin of this funny phrase.
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Show all from this expertCold Turkey - Who thought this one up!
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Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit? Did you ever give one up Cold Turkey? If you have then you may have wondered where that phrase came from. I sure have and today we will search for the origin of this funny phrase.
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Show all from this expertCut The Mustard
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Where in the world did the phrase Cut The Mustard come from. Does it really have anything to do with Mustard at all, or is the origin different. My bet is on poor translation, listen in.
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Show all from this expertCut The Mustard
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Where in the world did the phrase Cut The Mustard come from. Does it really have anything to do with Mustard at all, or is the origin different. My bet is on poor translation, listen in.
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Show all from this expertChip on your Shoulder?
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Are you walking around with a Chip on Your Shoulder? Better be careful, I just might Knock You Block Off! Listen in to hear the origin of these two fun idioms.
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Show all from this expertChip on your Shoulder?
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Are you walking around with a Chip on Your Shoulder? Better be careful, I just might Knock You Block Off! Listen in to hear the origin of these two fun idioms.
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Show all from this expertWrong Side of The Bed
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Which side is the Wrong Side of The Bed, and what exactly makes it so wrong anyway. Does this idiom date from Victorian England again, or something much earlier and more superstitious? Lets find out!
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Show all from this expertWrong Side of The Bed
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Which side is the Wrong Side of The Bed, and what exactly makes it so wrong anyway. Does this idiom date from Victorian England again, or something much earlier and more superstitious? Lets find out!
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Show all from this expertA Lead Pipe Cinch
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For something to be a Cinch, it is thought to be secure. A Lead Pipe Cinch is therfore an absolute certainty. Or is it? Most times you hear this idiom it deals with something that was supposed to happen, but failed to. So where is the origin of Lead Pipe Cinch? Lets find out.
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Show all from this expertA Lead Pipe Cinch
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For something to be a Cinch, it is thought to be secure. A Lead Pipe Cinch is therfore an absolute certainty. Or is it? Most times you hear this idiom it deals with something that was supposed to happen, but failed to. So where is the origin of Lead Pipe Cinch? Lets find out.
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Show all from this expertFace The Music
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You did it. That's right, you were probably even caught red handed and now it is time to Face The Music! So where did this idiom originate?
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Show all from this expertFace The Music
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You did it. That's right, you were probably even caught red handed and now it is time to Face The Music! So where did this idiom originate?
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Show all from this expertCaught Red Handed!
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A fun and interesting look at the origin of the idiom, Caught Red Handed. We explore everything from bloody murder to exploding dye packs. Listen in.
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Show all from this expertCaught Red Handed!
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A fun and interesting look at the origin of the idiom, Caught Red Handed. We explore everything from bloody murder to exploding dye packs. Listen in.
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Show all from this expertThree Sheets to the Wind!
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We've all seen the stumbling drunkards, Three Sheets to the Wind, wandering down the city sidewalk hoping to make it to the next bench. Where did this fine idiom originate? Listen in to hear whether it is from windmills, sailboats or something else altogether!
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Show all from this expertThree Sheets to the Wind!
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We've all seen the stumbling drunkards, Three Sheets to the Wind, wandering down the city sidewalk hoping to make it to the next bench. Where did this fine idiom originate? Listen in to hear whether it is from windmills, sailboats or something else altogether!
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Show all from this expertRaining Cats and Dogs
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Is the origin of this popular Idiom from the streets of London, or Ancient Norse Mythology? If its Raining Cats and Dogs, you might just want to know.
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Show all from this expertRaining Cats and Dogs
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Is the origin of this popular Idiom from the streets of London, or Ancient Norse Mythology? If its Raining Cats and Dogs, you might just want to know.
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Show all from this expertThe Whole Nine Yards
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Where did the phrase "The Whole Nine Yards" Originate? Is it from an old Skottish Tale with a bit of a shady ending? Or a football term doomed from the start?
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Show all from this expertWhat exactly is the "Rule of Thumb" and where did it originate?
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Rumor has it that the "Rule of Thumb" comes from the ancient laws that entitles a husband to punish his wife by beating her with a stick, provided he didn't use one any thicker than his thumb. Is this the origin of the "Rule of Thumb" or if the another, less sinister origin of the phrase?
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Show all from this expertWhat exactly is the "Rule of Thumb" and where did it originate?
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Rumor has it that the "Rule of Thumb" comes from the ancient laws that entitles a husband to punish his wife by beating her with a stick, provided he didn't use one any thicker than his thumb. Is this the origin of the "Rule of Thumb" or if the another, less sinister origin of the phrase?
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Show all from this expertSteal my Thunder will you!
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We've all had the occasion where someone has revealed a piece of information that we were hoping to reveal ourselves at a later time. Does its origin come from Norse Mythology? or perhaps the English Playwrites? Today we will look at the origin of "Steal my Thunder" and you will have an interesting story to tell the next time someone steals yours.
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Show all from this expertSteal my Thunder will you!
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We've all had the occasion where someone has revealed a piece of information that we were hoping to reveal ourselves at a later time. Does its origin come from Norse Mythology? or perhaps the English Playwrites? Today we will look at the origin of "Steal my Thunder" and you will have an interesting story to tell the next time someone steals yours.
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Show all from this expertWhere did the phrase "Mind your P's and Q's come from?"
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Many of the phrases and idioms we use today have there origins in old english. Today we look at one of them, "Mind your P's and Q's", in a search for its origin. Is there one to be found?
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Show all from this expertWhere did the phrase "Mind your P's and Q's come from?"
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Many of the phrases and idioms we use today have there origins in old english. Today we look at one of them, "Mind your P's and Q's", in a search for its origin. Is there one to be found?
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