Posts Tagged ‘Phrases’

My Life Would Be VERY Different If That Were True

December 20, 2021

Robert A. Heinlein went on record that he felt the phrase, “All’s fair in love and war” was a “contemptable lie.” Along those same lines, I also put into the “contemptable lie” category the phrase, “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.”

So I Think He Got It

April 9, 2019

Recently I used the phrase “chewing the scenery” within earshot of my son, but I had my doubts that he’d fully understood what I meant until a few days later I heard him say that someone was “chewing the scenery like a rancor chewing on the fourth wall.”

It Sounds Like It Would Also Be As Equally Safe

July 23, 2018

Today’s phrase lost to time that I’m bringing back is:

“About as easy as pouring hot butter into a wildcat’s ear.”

(Source:  The Twilight Zone, Season 2, Episode 14, “The Whole Truth”)