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in the wheelhouse, up the alley, around the corner, over the train tracks, under the bridge, and headed for home In my internet search for the origin of the phrase “in one’s wheelhouse,” Wikipedia included “wheelhouse” on a list of … Continue reading
– not by a long chalk – different as chalk and cheese – chalk it up to
It’s nothing like pounding pavement, if that’s what you’re thinking. synonyms (according to wiktionary): 1. (do something futile): “get blood from a stone” “piss up a rope” 2. (go away): “get lost” “go fly a kite” “take a hike” Per … Continue reading
Collectives of the animal variety: http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/collectives.htm “People often write in about the conventional terms for groups of animals and people, especially birds, such as parliament of rooks or murder of crows. Many of these, including tiding of magpies, murmuration of … Continue reading