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Terra firma

Latin for solid ground has been in vogue as a Latin saying since the 1600s.


That’s all she wrote

see All she wrote


That’s the way the cookie crumbles

see Cookie crumbles


The absent are always wrong

see Absent are always wrong


The blues

see Blues


The fat is in the fire

see Fat is in the fire


The lady’s not for turning

The catchphrase that came to typify Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister. She actually used these words to describe her attitude of resolve in sticking...

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The law is an ass

see Law is an ass


The medium is the message

see Medium is the message


The mind boggles

see Mind-boggling


The other half lives

see How the other half lives


The past is a foreign country

see Past is a foreign country


The Thunderer

The Thunderer is the nickname of the newspaper The Times of London. This nickname was established in 1830 after a leader written by Captain Edward Ste...

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The writing is on the wall

see Writing is on the wall


The year dot

This expression dates from about the mid-19th century and simply means a very long time ago, so long ago that the exact year cannot be specified. Writ...

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