😤 Taking it to Heart: Handling Rebukes and Rejections 💔
A deep dive into the history and usage of the age-old cliché 'taking it to heart,' an oft-used phrase found in literature and daily life.
🍾 Bottling Up Your Emotions: Containment and Control 📦
A dive into the cliché of 'bottling up,' exploring its origins, related phrases, and the humor in our attempts to keep our feelings on a leash.
🍫 Take the Bitter with the Sweet 🍭
Embracing life's spectrum, with delights and tribulations alike—exploring the poetic interplay of bitter and sweet.
💔 Breaking Hearts: A Journey Through Emotional Oceans 🌊
An insightful dive into the expression 'break someone's heart,' including its literary lineage, ironic modern usage, and relatable resonance.
🦁 Raise One's Hackles: The Animalistic Anger Antidote 🐾
Dive into the origins and intriguing usage of 'raise one's hackles,' a phrase born from the beastly behavior of bristling neck hair, now applied to humans in moments of fury.
🌪️ Beside Oneself: Understanding Emotional Overload🌪️
A deep dive into the phrase 'beside oneself,' its origins, meanings, and its various emotional applications from ancient texts to everyday life.
🤯 Lose One's Head: Navigating the Sea of Emotions
Journey through the quirky world of idioms with a spotlight on losing one's head, blending humor, history, and heartwarming insight.
🎭 Cut to the Quick: Wounds, Worries, and Words 🎭
An enthralling journey through phrases that cut to the quick, uncovering quotes, idioms, and literature references that truly hit home.
😔 In the Doldrums: Navigating Life’s Inactive Isles ⛵
An engaging dive into the realm of melancholy with historical roots and sailing metaphors, unearthing how our feelings can sometimes get becalmed in the same way as ships at sea.
💔 Finding it in One's Heart: Compassion and Reluctance ❤️
A deep dive into the emotional complexity of 'finding it in one's heart,' exploring both the compassionate and reluctant sides of this timeless expression.

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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