A well-known sentence or phrase, typically one that is associated with a particular famous person.
An advertising slogan.
Synonyms: saying, quotation, quote, slogan, motto, catchword, watchword, byword, buzzword, tag line, mantra
Gazumping occurs when a seller (especially of property) accepts an oral offer (a promise to purchase) on the property from one potential buyer, but then accepts a higher offer from someone else. It can also refer to the seller raising the asking price or asking for more money at the last minute, after previously orally agreeing to a lower one…
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The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
The expression “by Jingo” is apparently a minced oath that appeared rarely in print, but which may be traced as far back as to at least the 17th century in a transparent euphemism for “by Jesus“.
The OED attests the first appearance in 1694, in an English edition of the works of François Rabelais as a translation for the French par Dieu! (“by God!”).
The man on the Clapham omnibus is a hypothetical reasonable person, used by the courts in English law where it is necessary to decide whether a party has acted as a reasonable person would – for example, in a civil action for negligence. The man on the Clapham omnibus is a reasonably educated and intelligent but nondescript person, against whom the defendant’s conduct can be measured.
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Definition: (verb) To have complicating consequences or outgrowths.
Usage: The problem merely ramified after the unsuccessful meeting.
“Just because you keep trying to do the right thing, doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a happy ending.” – Junko Kaname
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of …
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“Never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn’t feed the entire group”
Who: Jeff Bezos (amazon.com)
More Info: Jeff Bezos’ two pizza rule for productive meetings
Definition: (noun) A trembling or shaking.
Synonyms: shakiness, trembling, quiver, vibration.
Usage: Cornelius put his hand on his heart, to repress as it were its violent palpitation.
“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Steep learning curve.”
Used to mean something is hard to learn, as in climbing a steep hill.
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama
Definition: (noun) A feeling of ill will arousing active hostility.
Synonyms: bad blood, animosity.
Usage: Dorothea had observed the animus with which Will’s part in the painful story had been recalled more than once.
“Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms”
Source: Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms | Science
“Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!”
Who: The Church Lady
What: TV – Saturday Night Live
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_Lady
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. Discuss
“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis
The Internet is Serious Business
Where: General Mayhem forum
More Info: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-internet-is-serious-business
Play it again, Sam
Who: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)
Where: Movie – Casablanca
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_it_again,_Sam