Month: Apr 2020

I fell on my sword: idiom usage

Earlier today, I interviewed for a job teaching English in Spain. Wow. Sounds ama…zing right? But I messed up royally.

I fell on my sword.

Everything that could go wrong did. I was lucky to get the interview at all because I miscalculated the time difference between Spain and South Africa. I just happened to be online an hour earlier but I thought I still had an hour for preparation. I was supposed to go through the FAQs to be able to answer them in the interview. Answer them I did. Each and every one was incorrect!

On the horns of a dilemma: origin of idioms

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On the horns of a dilemma

Life right now might be bland. Not much to do. And no people to see. Life during lockdown is colourless and lacks flavour. You might say it’s vanilla.

‘Vanilla” is Merriam Webster’s word of the day. Why does ‘vanilla’ get the blame for dull, lack-lustre boring and bleak, I have to add?

Hanged for a sheep as a lamb: idioms

My crimes are small. Stealing pens from the office, wishing ill will against my husband, and using a credit card which refuses to close no matter how many times I phone to request this. I must say I am enjoying this free money and the guilt has all but evaporated.

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