It refers to the use of force, sheer force and brutal force to get one's way instead of using good reason, persuasion and via cooperation.
When people are accused of being tone deaf, they're said to be insensitive in one way or another, lacking empathy.
Things like "hot button issues" mean issues that are emotionally charged, that make people angry and riled up.
If people are doing something with a common goal, the one who reaches the goal first is said to have beaten others to it.
As all bubbles tend to bust, people who are on the bubble are also ready to fail and collapse if anything goes wrong.
People roll their eyes when they hear something mildly shocking or annoying.
When two people are making a bet on something, they’ll make the loser eat the crow as punishment.
To lean in is to be aggressive and not lay to lay back, to fight and compete like men and to take it rather than leave it.
People being stopped in their tracks are made frozen and speechless by what they see or experience.
A journey of herculean proportions is a journey that’s very long in distance, very very very long.