favorite idioms

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Jig is Up

I'm referring to Goldman Sachs, but you might be thinking dancing as in lively end of the dance and you have to pay the fiddler for his music. Not really the total meaning. Jig in Elizabethan England was a word for a trick or joke upon someone. In 1940's Americana i"jig" is a racial slur referring... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flash in the Pan

Something which starts out big and wild but disappoints by failing to deliver anything good Origin Some might say California Gold Rush 19th Century where you might scream finding GOLD I'm rich...but no. Gold prospecting is not the first flash in the pan Muskets once had small pans to hold charges of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

God is Pleased with you.

My son hustled to complete his homework and change his clothes for catechism last night. His first communion is in three weeks. He was rather excited on Sunday that it is only a couple weeks away for him to be able to receive communion like and adult rather than stand arms crossed for just a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 28, 2005

See YA Soon

Those greetings we casually disperse into the universe. Do we really mean to say " see ya later?" or is the dismissal easier than saying: If I run into you it will be a cold day in hell. Perhaps we should say what we have in our hearts and " love ya all" is the best I can say today. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Good Friday

People in my office always greet each other Happy Friday. It is an expression of "so glad we survived another week of abuse". Working in a corporate environment is not what outsiders often believe it to be. The bull pit of noise and confusion that is my office is not exactly the picture of order and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Thats me. I know the definition in my heart. No sleep last night. Got the package back and there is so much work for me to do before next editing phase on the novel. Made lists of how to accomplish it all. I am going to have to hire help at home. I was having chest pains and weight has gotten down... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

You can't keep a good woman down. I worked for a magazine called " Index On Censorship" while I was an undergraduate. Compiled poetry of writers censored for a variety of reasons. You really can't stop a good person. Even after death a writer's message carries resonance into the world. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 7, 2005

Compulsive ?? OCD?? ME?

OCD just like so many other initials seems to have made it into idiom status. What me? You calling me crazy? Thats nuts to you Sir. Yes I have the cleaning thing, can't go to sleep without the dishes done and everything put away. Can't sleep in a dirty house. And heavens don't touch anything in a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Those blonde hairs are not from the cat.

Herding Cats. It's the phrase for the last week trying to polish up formatting the novel for submission. They want an editor to work with me and I am digging through slippery mud with a toothpick trying to get it turned in before I leave for Hawaii. I don't want to have the deadline looming over my... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Pay Through the Nose

as in paying too much cash for an item. If we really want a luxury item and we buy it is there ever such a thing as paying too much for it? I think not. Perhaps this is just a jealous saying used by those around us, or those little negative voices. If I dearly desire an item I will buy it and... Sign in to see full entry.

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