Sorry I’ve been away, but now I have my blog site reset and back in business.
Drum (something) into one’s Head—To force an idea on someone by means of persistent repetition. This has been used since the early 19th century. It’s compared to drumbeats over and over. John Stuart Mills used it in his Political Economy (1848).
Let’s Be your Own Person—To be in charge of your own actions or affairs. This expression is very old. Chaucer – who often portrayed strong women—used it in Troilus and Criseyde, c. 1374.
Sign on the Dotted Line—To indicate one’s full acceptance of terms being offered. The dotted line reers to where you put your signature on an official document. Dates from early 1900s. P. G. Wodehouse used it in Indiscretions of Archie, 1921.
Tear Your Hair Out—Show extreme grief, anger, or frustration. In ancient times it was customary to show grief by literally pulling at your hair. Practice was referred to by Homer in the Iliad, with reference to Agamemnon, and shows up in other ancient writings. Shakespeare used it in Troilus and Cressida (4:2), and Thackeray in The Rose and the Ring, (1855). Now, we use it for anger or vexation, and entirely figuratively.
So, how many did you find from last post?
Unfortunately, for over half the year, I’ve been quiet as a mouse on this blog post. I’ve been traveling, dealing with family issues, and other business disasters. Hopefully, knock on wood, all are in the past, and I can get back to my writing.
I’m going to try and blaze a trail and start, not only writing on my novels, but blogging and working on social media. I don’t believe my writing is all for naught, and as you know, I include clichés in my blog post. I hope you enjoy finding them and then learning about them in the next post. I will continue to do this and will try to impart writing knowledge, also. So, I will try and write once a week and give you a mixed bag of writing information.
Until next time, check out my novels, Night Terror, and Vanity Killed on Amazon, and above all else,