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What does the phrase 'come full circle' mean?
To make a complete change
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It refers to having three sails rigged on a sailing boat, a sail was also known as a sheet. I think it was a tactic used in runnng a boat through a storm, erratically, hence b…ecoming a simile for being drunk and unable to walk in a straight line... The term "sheet" refers to the rope used to secure the sail. It took three ropes to properly secure the sails on the ship. Having three "sheets" loose or "in the wind" would cause the ship to move about much like a drunk person staggering. Hence the original wording of the phrase "three sheets IN the wind". As far as most can find, the first written instance of this saying was in 1821.
I believe the expression 'to get your goat' has it's origins in horse racing. Race horses are very high-strung animals. Goats are often used as companion animals, to keep a …horse calm. Someone wanting to fix a race would slip into the barn the night before the race, steal the goat, then an upset, distracted horse would run a bad race. Hence, if you are upset and not at your best, it is said that 'someone has gotten your goat.' Further, this cliche has been replaced by the modern slang idiom, " push your buttons ", meaning successfully annoying you or even angering you. Not as colourful imagery as the original expression, but much easier to understand for people in a modern technological society. Other Opinions: I disagree. I think this expression comes from the use of a goat as bait for big game hunters. For instance, if the tiger" gets your goat", and you don't bag a tiger, you've got one ticked off hunter on your hands. Most horse people I know keep a donkey as a stablemate for skittish horses. The racehorse story is correct. It's possible that there are two separate origins for the same term, but in the USA, where there are no tigers, the goat was used as a companion for the high-strung racehorse, and if someone got his goat, the horse would run a bad race. Or it might backfire and the horse runs faster than ever. But that's the American origin of "get your goat," and Brewers Origins of Phrase and Fable classifies this as an "Americanism," so that casts the tiger story into great doubt.
if you say that something can be done if push comes to shove, you mean that it can be done if the situation becomes so bad that you have to do it. Example: Look, if push c…omes to shove we'll just have to sell the car.
ongoing conversation with no meaning; an insult.
This saying means that someone is not as gullible or as easily fooled as others might think. It is an indication that the speaker has "been around" long enough to know whe…n a statement is false, or when someone is trying to con him or her.
Whatever happens, whatever may come my way.
'I understand your point of view' It does not indicate agreement, just comprehension
what goes around comes around: a person's negative actions toward others eventually return to have a negative effect upon that person
What does it mean when a light comes on in your dash that is a circle and there is 3 dashes on each side of the circle?
It means check your brake pads
Answer It is the time between two specified events.
come to me. lets emabrase
It means that you only care about yourself
IT means that a person is full of happiness.
It's from the US Appalachian Mountains -- it means "just a little way." Think of the distance you can spit and that you can "holler" or yell. A "holler" also means a small val…ley, so it could mean "just the next valley" as well.