Metaphors

🏠 As Big As a House: Enlarging the Notion ◀️
An exploration into the origins and usage of the humongous metaphor, 'as big as a house,' uncovering its longstanding and sometimes unflattering application.
🌊 Riding the Tide: The Flow of Trends and Feelings 🌅
Explore how the ebb and flow of the ocean tides metaphorically represent the highs and lows in events and emotions, featuring historical quotes, witty insights, and thought-provoking content.
🍰 Slice of the Pie: Sharing the Fruits of Success 🍰
A deliciously thoughtful look into the origins and nuances of the phrase 'slice of the pie'—where language and economics become comfort food.
🚄 All Roads Lead to Rome: Different Paths, Same Destination 🏛️
Explore the timeless idiom that assures us that many routes can bring us to the same result, rooted in ancient history and brimming with modern relevance.
🚩 Moving the Goalposts: Shifting Rules and Unfair Play 🏆
An insightful dive into the cliché of 'moving the goalposts,' exploring its origins, usage, and how it applies across different facets of life.
🌹 Smelling Like Roses: Catching a Whiff of Triumph 🌹
An insightful dive into the phrase 'smelling like roses' and its pleasant connotations of emerging victorious from difficult situations.
🐴 Leading Horses: And Why They Just Won't Drink 🚱
An engaging dive into the world of clichés, showcasing the timeless wisdom and humor behind 'You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.'
🏯 Chinese Walls: Building Boundaries in Business and Beyond 🛡️
An insightful and humorous journey through the business cliché of 'Chinese Walls,' the concept of erecting internal barriers to separate conflicting interests.

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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