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Words & Their Stories
Where 'Quarantine' Comes From
We Can Thank Cows for ‘Vaccine’
'When the Cat's Away, the Mice Will Play!'
'An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure'
'Beware the Ides of March'
If You Are Feeling Blue, Are You Calm, Strong, or Sad?
Why Is 2020 Called a Leap Year?
Wearing Clothes Made From Goat Hair, and Other Ways to Show You Are Sorry
Single on Valentine's Day? Lucky
'Stir-Crazy' Is Not a Way of Cooking
Quit or Join the 'Rat Race'?
What Is Pettifogging?
Is It Good to Be an 'Eager Beaver?'
The Tortoise and the Hare
What Do You Bring to a ‘BYOB’ Party?
What Does 'Auld Lang Syne' Mean?
Don't 'Bite Off More Than You Can Chew'
You Look Like the 'Cat That Ate the Canary'
‘It Will Not Wash’ Has Nothing to Do With Cleaning
A Dime a Dozen
Take a Moment to 'Count Your Blessings'
'Spoon-feeding' Not Just for Babies
'Same Old Song and Dance' Is Not Fun
Read Someone Like a Book or Write a Book on Something
I Have a 'Bone to Pick With You'
Autumn Years and Other Phases of Life
Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
Loose Lips Sink Ships
'Explosive' People Are Dangerous
Do You Believe in ‘Clairvoyance?'
'Rocking the Boat' Upsets Everything
'Apple-Polishers' Often Become the 'Teacher's Pet'
Don't Find Yourself 'In Hot Water'
Get Ready for 'A Slap in the Face'
Don't Get 'Caught With Your Hand in the Cookie Jar'
Life Lessons from a Duck
'A Fly on the Wall' Hears Everything
What Happens with 'Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen'?
'Butterfly Effect' and Chain Reactions
'A Short Leash' Not Just for Dogs
How Can You Be 'Beside Yourself?'
Sorry to ‘Rain on Your Parade’
Soap's Connection to 'Soap Opera'
I 'Get a Kick' Out of You
Are You Stuck 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place?'
In Life (as in an Omelet) You Need to 'Break Some Eggs'
Field of Dreams
Who Wants Some Candy?
'Knock on Wood' for Good Luck
America: A Nation of Redaction
What Is Your 'Bread and Butter'?
Famous Proverbs from a Famous Man
'Dad Jokes,' 'JOMO' Among Dictionary.com’s New Words for 2019
Riding Shotgun: Not As Dangerous As It Sounds
Don't Believe Those 'Crocodile Tears'
What Is a 'Feather in Your Cap?'
Learn Why 'The Proof Is in the Pudding'
'Love Hurts', Other Love Expressions
Guinea Pigs: Useful in Research, Conversation
'Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk'
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