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A policy of live and let live

2011-12-30 10:02
“Live and let live” is the age-old idiom in question here. Literally, it means that you should LIVE your life and LET others LIVE theirs.


2011-12-28 15:29
If you’re in the Foshan area, read that “urgent notice” now, just in case they change their mind again.


2011-12-26 16:43

Swiss cheese

2011-12-14 11:23
Hence, the long and short of it is, Swiss cheese gets to stand for, figuratively speaking, holes, or loopholes, as in laws which allow you to avoid doing what you’re supposed to do.

Sit on its hands

2011-12-07 10:35
In the above example, Germany is accused of having been sitting on its hands, i.e. of inaction, when clearly it is expected to have done something to ease the euro crisis.

Casing the joint

2011-11-30 15:41
To say that in reality, aging is “more like a savvy bank robber who’s spent months casing the joint” is to say that aging is a slow process. It doesn’t happen all of a sudden. It is a gradual process.


2011-11-25 09:26

Free rein

2011-11-23 11:06
To give “free rein to the desire” to manage and dominate others is to be able to express that desire freely.

Bear the brunt of

2011-11-16 11:14
The front lines, of course, are where real battles are fought, where blood is actually shed. In a way, that’s where the brunt of the burden of fighting a war really lies.

Cross one’s path

2011-11-09 09:21
If you cross someone’s path, hence, you meet them, you see them face to face there, at the cross.

Tribute projects

2011-11-02 13:19
Or in other words, such projects are meant to be a tribute to something or someone. They make a city or region, or more likely its leader look good.

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