Idiots’ Idioms XII: Numbers

At the eleventh hour, the submerged tenth were dressed up to the nines, well on their way to being one over the eight – in seventh heaven, no less. But suddenly they were hit for six by the fifth column, while the fourth estate gave them the third degree. No doubt, they came off second best, sent back to square one: their number up.

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Idiots’ Idioms VIII: Time

You’ve got time on your hands so take it. Serve it. Play for it. Pass it. Bide it if you must – it’s on your side, after all. Have the time of your life.

But beware. Keep a close eye on the time because, before you know it, time is out of mind, it’s running out – it flies, even! Suddenly you’ll have to march just to keep up with the times. If you possibly can, stay ahead of time because, if you lose it, first you’ll be living on borrowed time – and then you’ll be dead on time.

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Idiots’ Idioms I: Camels, Needles and Straw

Is it easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if its back has already been broken by the straw? And is this the same needle that was found in a haystack? Is this also where all that back-breaking straw came from?

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