Quotes, Sayings & Idioms

Quote

“A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk”. – Charlie Chaplin, English comic actor, 1989 1977

  • drunkinebriated

Saying

“They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.”Expect to suffer serious consequences as the result of bad actions.

  • sowplant (seeds)
  • reap – harvest, receive as a consequence of one’s actions
  • whirlwind – tornado, violent storm

Idiom

On tenterhooks = nervous and excited because you are waiting for something.

Poor Sally! The boss is really keeping her on tenterhooks about her assignment to the Edinburgh branch. When is he going to decide?

tenterhooka kind of hook used in the production of woollen cloth

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