Pick a number, any number

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Are you superstitious when it comes to numbers? Take a look at idioms in the English language inspired from numbers.

Don’t count your chickens…

The English language has borrowed a lot of expressions from fairy tales. This times Words Unlimited looks at a few popular expressions from the Aesop’s fables.

Take a bite of this fruit!

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Have you ever counted the number of expressions the apple has inspired in the english language? Find a few ‘apple inspired’ expressions here.

Rule of thumb?

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Consternation was probably writ large on my face when the wielder of the blue pencil informed me that the May-June issue of this magazine was to focus on mathematics.

What Happened to My Canvas Shoes?

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Those of us who went to school in the 1970s and 80s were usually required to buy two pairs of shoes at the beginning of every academic year:…

What’s in a name?

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Madras eye, Delhi belly, Oxford blue, Mexican wave, and American dream. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the first element in the expressions that have been listed is the name of a well-known place…

Come Into My Parlour

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If you have ever wondered why the rooms in your house are called what they are called then you will find an answer to two such rooms–drawing room and bathroom–in this article.

May the Best Man Win

S Upendran “I was the best man at the wedding. If I’m the best man, why is she marrying him?” – Jerry Seinfeld Good question Jerry. If you are the best man, why is the girl marrying your friend and Read More …