Haven't got a row to hoe. That's a whole new can of worms. Berra had a rare gift for turning clichés back into idioms. The gap between what Obama and Romney believe -- and between what each man proposes to do -- is larger than it has been for any election I can remember. If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy.
Sorry for not replying sooner. When we love - we grow. Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri. Thanks for the help with doing so. They are perpetually ready to shift shape. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.
These examples are, if you like, nonverbal idioms, all of them predictable in their tone and implications, all of them beset by overuse. Cliches, Phrases, One Liners, Sayings, Similes, Adages, Proverbs and Metaphors for Gardening, Farming, Agriculture, Nature Free Regional Gardening Reports! Unlike abstract words, they also appear in some of the stories we tell about ourselves mission statements are full of them. The Power Fist A speaker should always have the hands in motion and make plentiful use of authoritative gestures. Even well-meaning people make mistakes. ~Carl Sandburg One ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. My proposals address the concerns of real Americans. As many reporters and political observers will testify, watching political campaigns closely is an exercise in repetition.
Come hell or high water. For me, these rhetorical crutches have become so commonplace that I now consider them little more than political clichés. Have both feet on the ground. Any smart adaptation of a familiar expression can deliver a small jolt of surprise to readers or listeners. Pick your national crisis — energy, financial or foreign policy — and it would not be unrealistic to expect our leaders to rethink even their most strongly held issue positions in order to provide policy breakthroughs during difficult times. Dropped like a hot potato. Like a hot house flower.
If you read these and you drop to the floor, cover your ears and rock back and forth, congratulations! From the ends of the earth. . Garofalo One of the largest archives of modern and classic similes on the internet! Dog-whistle expressions are an example of the unpleasant use idioms are sometimes put to. He was Prime Minister of Prussia 1862—1890 and First Chancellor of Germany 1871—1890. Political economy is spending a pound to save a penny. He was well-known for his pithy statements about politics. Many hands make light the work.
Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. One cliché can make your artistic efforts all seem without value. Do they hold only cash or do they take checks? I like that you modify things to suit your topics. It is used when a politician says something that is unintentionally damaging to himself or his position. As many reporters and political observers will testify, watching political campaigns closely is an exercise in repetition. Cares melt when you kneel in the garden. For everything there is a season.
Our neck of the woods. Diversity of thought, experience, perspective… all valuable in their own way. Trump is implementing policies which are showing positive results in almost every category which counts towards keeping this nation going. On the other hand, in this game you go for the target that is easiest to hit. Beauty is the Mistress, the Gardener Her Slave. Make like a tree and leave. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire.
Four corners of the earth. A generation raised without church thinks it sounds spooky. ~Kin Hubbard We are weary of politicians' politicians. Better to be a snitch than a target. A spokesman for Democratic Massachusetts state Rep. Fields We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
A stick in the mud. Ultimately, this phrase is just too robot-like for me to want to quote it. Or whether human-caused climate change is a thing. But skepticism is not a sin. Have your ear to the ground. That competition between good ideas from both sides about real problems in the real country should result in our country having better choices, better options, than if only one side is really working on the hard stuff.