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Category Archives: Metaphors

Knee-Jerk Reaction

You have likely heard the expression “knee-jerk reaction”. Just in case, this idiom refers to our sudden bodily response to being hit on our knee – called patella. I think it is a good expression to describe an immediate response … Continue reading

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Mending Matters

When I was young, I used to watch my mother darn the heels of my father’s socks and she would use a light bulb to round out the spot inside each sock. I asked her why she did that and … Continue reading

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Eat My Words

For this week’s blog I am bringing back one that was popular last year. So, this one is from the archives (originally posted September 26, 2017): One explanation of expression “eating our words” is “To regret or retract what one … Continue reading

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Conflict Can Lead to a Heavy Heart

For this week’s blog I am bringing back one that was popular last year. So, this one is from the archives (originally posted September 5, 2017): Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been … Continue reading

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Know When to Hold ‘Em

For this week’s blog I am bringing back one that was popular a couple of years ago. So, this one is from the archives (originally posted July 19, 2016): The story in the song The Gambler – most famously sung … Continue reading

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