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Category Archives: Metaphors

Up Against a Wall

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 March 1, 2016): Sometimes, when involved in an interpersonal conflict, we find ourselves “up … Continue reading

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Bee in Your Bonnet

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 April 19, 2016): The expression “to have a bee in one’s bonnet” has a … Continue reading

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Eat My Words

As you have likely realized, I am intrigued by a number of interesting metaphors that relate to conflict. Last week was about “biting our tongues” and this week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog is about “eating our words”! One explanation of … Continue reading

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Bite My Tongue

One reference to the expression “bite my tongue” is “To forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute”. In conflict situations this idiom comes up when there is something we feel compelled to say but catch … Continue reading

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Conflict Can Lead to a Heavy Heart

Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been used in the sense of “weighed down with grief or sadness”. Having a ‘heavy heart’ is a vivid expression that most of us can relate to … Continue reading

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