Every path has its puddle. Most don't know beef from pork. And the very medium of pop music—of its time, meant to be of the moment—means, logically, that there is always a new audience coming along, unaware of clichéd words and phrases, willing to accept them at face value. Don't that just butter your grits. A carrot on a stick. But, chances are, you never stopped to think about what they mean. When life gives you scraps make quilts.
Ed Rendell pulled this one out of his pocket, making the case on the Today Show that Obama's standing in the polls will improve once Pennsylvania's voters pay closer attention to the race. The armour often brings clichés and abstract words together in a metallic professional embrace. When you utter an expression that has startling idiomatic force, it can make your listeners or readers hear or see the world in a novel way. Shit end of the stick. I wonder what politics would sound like if political campaigns were banished from using any of the four following phrases for the remainder of the election season: The voters are not yet paying attention.
What those who are truly engaged want is something to believe in. Flowers are God's way of smiling. Avoid it, avoid overused phrases. Mailer: I know exactly what I'd like to conserve. It is largely the fault, no doubt, of the times we live in.
Wars have started for less. Home is home, be it ever so humble. This will prompt you to compare both statements to find out what the hell he meant. Thus, the cliché translates to: Do I have to tell you everything? The horse is supposed to come first, not the cart. . Drier than a burnt bush.
The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. I just think that's exactly who she is. Former President Barack Obama decided to take a break from hanging out with billionaires and celebrities to help his fellow Democrats during the contentious midterms. By uniting a physical image with an abstract thought, idioms can take their place in many different patterns. ~Author unknown We hold these truths to be self-evident, — that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion.
Sow dry and set wet. This happened in a busy parking lot, this happened when most of us normally are out running errands. Stephen Colbert mocked this on his show after Romney chose the more-conservative Wisconsin Rep. Say, Wolf, why not just tell us what some people are thinking and saying in their towns? Is that a banana in your pocket. Ugly as a mud fence. Save it for a rainy day.
~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, translated from Portuguese Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. A stars-and-stripes decor in campaign signs, buttons, banners, and brochures is a nice extension of this principle. The last rose of summer. You say potayto, I say potahto. Muggeridge: What would you conserve, Norman? Not for all the tea in China. Four corners of the earth.
~Adlai Stevenson I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. A chip on his shoulder. Cover a lot of ground. Unless he sees them yawning. It might help you to understand how far into the Land of Condescension these back-slapping, bought-and-paid-for con artists try to take us. Soon, the quest for the new became a dominant impulse in modernist literature, as it already was in painting, sculpture, and classical music.
~Kin Hubbard We are weary of politicians' politicians. ~Richard Armour Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason. ~Billy Connolly, An Audience with Billy Connolly, 1985 Thanks, Gordon! ~Walter Lippmann A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. Dog-whistle expressions are an example of the unpleasant use idioms are sometimes put to. This is for the birds. As solid as the ground we stand on. Campaigns typically trot out this classic line when confronted with evidence that the race is not going as planned for their candidate.