History of Phrases

🚀 Damn the Torpedoes! Proceed at Once 💥
From Admiral Farragut's infamous order to modern-day pep talks, discover how 'Damn the Torpedoes!' has powered through history and lexicon alike.
🍴 Time to 'Fork Over' Your Knowledge! 🧠
Pay up, hand over, and dive deep into the origins and uses of the phrase 'fork over.' Discover related terms and expressions and enhance your linguistic prowess.
🏃‍♂️ Running the Gauntlet: Dodging Sticks, Criticism, and More 🏃‍♀️
Uncover the historical and modern uses of the cliché 'running the gauntlet,' and discover how it has weathered time from military punishment to a form of social critique.
💰 To Pay Through the Nose: An Expensive History 👃
An exhilarating examination of cliché origins and the fascinating (though pricey) backstories. Delving into the phrase 'to pay through the nose' and beyond.

Idioms, Expressions, and Clichés

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features over four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Includes definitions, origins, examples, references, and quizzes.

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