What is the origin of the phrase his cross to bear?
We all have our cross to bear means that we can't make progress without SOME suffering.
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Since Jesus was forced to bear (carry) his own cross on which he was crucified, it is assumed this phrase originated from that.
A bit more:
Since Jesus was forced to bear (carry) his own cross on which he was crucified, it is assumed this phrase originated from that.
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Answer . From Jesus having to carry his cross on his back to be crucified.
According to DigitalHistory (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu), "California or Bust" was the first phase to use "...or bust!". Pioneers heading west put this on their front gates or front doors of their properties when they suddenly left for a better life in the western US.
I imagine it started with rechargeable batteries and someone just personified the concept to include people needing energy.
The origin of the phrase 'talking trash' is believed to be theUnited States around 1980 or 1981. The phrase was often used inurban settings or during sports events. Different countries havedifferent phrases to describe this type of talk including the term'sledging' used in the UK.
The phrase catching a cold is an idiom since you cannot physicallycatch an illness. This phrase has been around for hundreds of yearsbut there is no indication as to when it originated.
The origin of the phrase 'dead easy comes from the Englishlanguage. The term dead actually meant 'simple' or 'completely' anddates back to the 14th century with this usage.
This is a real brain tester. I do Know the origins of several other phrases, such as "The Whole Nine Yards" referring to the 9 yds of fabric used for the Scottish great kilt. ***CORRECTION*** TO "THE WHOLE NINE YARDS" No suits, kilts or wedding veils here. (The Scottish did not use yards as a m…easurement!) This answer came straight from several WWII vets. In WWII, gunners in aircraft (tail gunners, belly gunners, etc) had limited space and weight available for ammunition. The length of a machine-gun bullet chain for these aircraft, when stretched out, measured 27 feet in length. So when the gunner "let him have it" he gave the enemy the "whole 9 yards." But I believe I just may have a starting point. In the latter part of the 1800's, est around 1860, Winchester was advertising its ammunition as The Most Accurate "Right Out of The Box". (MORE)
It is believed to have derived from Hocus-Pocus, a meaningless Latin-sounding phrase used by conjurers.
They two were searching for gold in the forest. One found thegold first but the tiger was hungry so the first person was eaten.The second person found the gold and took it safely because thetiger was busy eating. Some people don't know the story but useslucky last a lot.............................s…o mainly this is whylast is called lucky.... (MORE)
The expression was originally "God be with Ye (or you)", as a sort of blessing or good luck phrase to someone leaving your presence and was later shortened to 'good bye'.
This phrase comes from fruits ripe for the picking. This is because those fruits are in a precarious position ready to fall, be plucked or harvested. Similarly hanging in there regards social circumstances of standing bye in uncertainty awaiting resolve.
At the time when Oscar Wilde was on trial for indecent acts, Mrs. Patrick Campbell (a noted actress) was asked by a friend what on earth Oscar and is men frieds got up to, an wasn't it disgusting? Mrs. Pat replied, 'I don't care what they do, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten th…e horses'. (MORE)
When Jesus Christ was crucified he was laid on a large wooden beam that had a cross beam at chest height. This formed a "cross" as we see it used symbolically today in the Christian faith. The cross is used as the symbol for Christianity because it resembles the act of Jesus Christ laying down his o…wn life to save us from our own sin. This act, among others, is the main reason why Christians believe Jesus is the messiah, or savior. The original words in the ancient manuscripts that were translated "cross" in some Bible translations was actually "stauros," which means pole and xylon which means stake. The word "crux" meaning cross does not appear anywhere in the ancient Bible scrolls and manuscripts. According to Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words: "STAUROS denotes, primarily, an upright pole or stake...Both the noun and the verb stauroo , to fasten to a stake or pole, are originally to be distinguished from the ecclesiastical form of a two-beamed cross. The shape of the latter had its origin in ancient Chaldea (Babylon), and was used as the symbol of the god Tammuz (being in the shape of the mystic Tau, the initial of his name)...By the middle of the 3rd century A.D. the churches had either departed from, certain doctrines of the Christian faith. In order to increase the pretige of the apostate ecclesiastical system pagans were received into the churches apart from regeneration by faith, and were permitted largely to retain their pagan signs and symbols. Hence the Tau or T, in its most frequent form, with the cross piece lowered, was adopted..." The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, vol. 14, p. 273, says:, "In the Egyption churches the cross was a pagan symbol of life borrowed by the Christians and interpreted in the pagan manner." Further, The Catholic Encyclopedia says: "the sign of the cross, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles, greatly antedates, in both East and the West, the introduction of Christianity. It goes back to a very remote period of human civilization." In later times the Egyptian Christians (Copts), attracted by its form, and perhaps by its symbolism, adopted it as the emblem of the cross." According to the The Companion Bible, appendix: "crosses were used as symbols of the Babylonian Sun-god...It should be stated that Constantine was a Sun-god worshipper...The evidence is thus complete, that the Lord was put to death upon and upright stake, and not on two pieces of timber placed at any angle." So, the cross comes from pagan Egyptian and Babylonish sources. It was a symbol of life, was also a symbol of the god Tammuz, and of the sun-god. It was adopted by the church possibly around the middle of the 3rd century A.D. The original words used to describe the instrument of Jesus' excecution was stauros, which means pole, and xylon, which means stake. Whether one believes that Jesus instrument of execution was a upright pole, or if it had a crosspiece attached, not all Christian religions honor any symbol representing the device used for Jesus execution. From my own personal viewpoint, to revere the instrument of Jesus execution in any way, would be tantamount to venerating the weapon used to murder a good friend. I view Jesus as a mighty king, now ruling in heaven, not as a man being executed in a most cruel way, so not all claiming to be Christians venerate the cross. (MORE)
The phrase On The Arm came from the Mafia. To show their respects to the Mafia Boss who protected their neighborhood or fear of being extorted, the store owners would not allow them to pay for items. The store owners would take their right hand and brush it against their left arm as a way of… saying, "Forget about it" No charge, Free, (Fuhgeddaboudit) (MORE)
This actually goes back to medieval and Pagan rituals of marriage or traditions in some cultures where the brind and groom have a cord tied around their wrists during the ceremony to show that they are bound together for life from that point forward.
Around the 1580's the phrase in the nick meant in the cut or notch to mean at a precise moment in time. The phrase evolved to be in the nick of time. Nowadays the meaning has also evolved to mean at the last moment. At the last second. Example: I was begging to starve but in the nick of time, th…e pizza man delivered our food. (MORE)
Tarnation and darnation (the latter probably having come first) are both euphemistic forms of damnation. Tarnation seems to have been influenced by tarnal, another mild oath derived from ( e ) ternal! The Oxford English Dictionary cites late-18th-century examples of tarnation from New En…gland, indicating that it has been part of American speech since colonial days. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tarnation It's a trudication of " what in the entire nation?" Jus shows ya wut kin hapin to a langwidge over tym! ;) (MORE)
it goes back to the 1880's when Lord Salisbury, the Prime Minister gave a political job in Ireland to Arthur Balfour. Lord Salisbury was known to Arthur Balfour as 'Uncle Bob'. Lord Salisbury had given a job to a member of his family. The public became aware of this so the words 'Bobs your Uncle' be…came a sarcastic comment. Later when the words passed into common usage in the English language they came to mean "you've got it made - easy - that's great" (MORE)
Karst is a name for a certain type of landscape where the bedrock is riddled with cracks, fissures and caves formed by water dissolving/eroding the bedrock. "Of karstic origin" would refer to something (probably geological) that has been shaped under similar circumstances like a karstic landscape ha…s been formed. (MORE)
This phrase most likely originated as a religious oath based on the sign of the cross; it is generally accompanied by hand gestures such as crossing one's hands over one's breast and then pointing the right hand skyward (a variant is cross my heart and point to God ). Today most often uttered by ch…ildren, it was first recorded in 1908. (MORE)
Seems rather obvious on this one. Bearing is tolerating, with me is I don't want to suffer alone. Hence suffer along with me while I suffer also. The meaning is a bit more broad than suffer with me while I also suffer. It is closer to asking for patience. Example: A customer service rep on p…hone with a customer might say, "Please bear with me while I look up that information for you." Or if you are running late to meet someone you might say to them, "Please bear with me, I'm having a bad day." (MORE)
1996 Summer Olympics when Kerri Strug was preparing to do a vault with a broken ankle, the camera flashed to her coach, Bela Karolyi shouting "You can do it!" With a Russian accent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water …Boy". (MORE)
The Romans and others , often put people to death on the cross to make an example of them. Jesus said he was a king and the Romans considered this an offense to Caesar so they crucified him. Then Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. Christians consider the cross to be a symbol of Jesus triumph… over death. (MORE)
Great image, demonstrating a parallel with 'bull in a china shop'. Unnecessarily indicating, precisely, massive damage clear to all. (I may steal it, myself;). Colloquial, probably, but, oddly; Great Plains meet terminal Coniferous Forest?!?!?!?!. Rocky Mountain foothills? Appalachia? tough call…. Thanks! (MORE)
( thegamut ) 1The completerange or scope of something: the whole gamut of humanemotion . EXAMPLE SENTENCES Anger, jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, aggression - Harryexperiences a whole gamut of human emotions, but seems to able tocontrol them much better that he did in The Phoenix. Her fa…ce could register the gamut of human emotions without everfully revealing her inner nature. These stories take you on an exciting journey, and you traverse awhole gamut of human experience and emotions that reflect thechanging Tamil milieu. (MORE)
"Sweeps the nation" comes from the first PacMac game in the early 60s. In the game, PacMan is seen to use a broom and dustpan to get rid of the killer ghosts. Once the ghosts were dispatched, PacMan would move on to sweep up other areas of the game. When the entire nation had been swept, the game wo…uld end. Thus "sweep the nation" came to mean anything that effectively covered the entire nation in a small amount of time. (A full game only lasted a few minutes.) (MORE)
It is from the cloth industry, where a small flaw was seen in the manufacturing process of fabric, a string was inserted so the flaw could be easily identified. If 'no strings attached' the cloth was perfect.
In the Biblical story of Job, he was subjected to many bad things for many years, but never lost his faith in God.
this means to be called to help or called to service in the area or gifts of help.
As an informal word meaning "utterly" plumb may derive from its formal meaning of "exactly vertical." But the variant spelling "plum" suggests that its origin may lie elsewhere.
Scotland. One of the bedrooms of Glamis Castle, in Scotland, contains a chest of seven drawers that was designed for holding and organizing the royal occupant's clothing. Clothing was placed in one of the chest's drawers depending on the day of the week it was for. Thus, starting with Monday's cloth…es, these were stored in the drawer closest to the floor. Next, Tuesday's clothes were in the next drawer up and so on for the clothing for each day of the rest of the week, with the top drawer designated for Sunday's clothing. Since the garb for Sunday was traditionally the finest of the week, the expression "top drawer" came to be associated with "the finest". (MORE)
Nellie was never discovered. People have said that the name Nelliewas added after negative for the use of alliteration. But other sayings like Chatty Cathy, do originate from something.Chatty Cathy, has the name Cathy because the first talking dollsname was Cathy. With a string attached to her back …to pull to hearher speak, she was named "Chatty Cathy". Researchers are stilllooking for who or what Nellie was, but as right now, the answer isthere isn't a origination. (MORE)
According to dictionary.com is a phrase termed in 1739 in reference to a flowering plant that has gone to seed, looking ratty and unkempt
The first dice were actual six-sided knuckle bones, used by Roman legionnaires circa 6th. century.
The phrase angel of death appears in the Bible in the Book of Exodus chapter 12 verse 23. Exo 12:23 When the LORD goes through Egypt to kill the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the beams and the doorposts and will not let the Angel of Death enter your houses and kill you.
Two guilty men were sentenced to death but the presiding judge was in a lenient mood and offered one man his freedom. To decide who should be released the men each rolled a die. The man who rolled the higher number was released, and the other executed. Hence dicing with death.
This has to do with a stranded Arab with a camel who lost his ability to walk. To survive the arid heat, he had to "bust the hump" (a very difficult task) of the camel to get nutrition and hydration.
I've been told that when someone shoots themselves to death, thatthey have such a grip on the gun that their fingers have to bepried off the gun grip.
Open Fire is the command to fire at will, as opposed to volley fire, wherein the group fires simultaneously. This from the old days of singe-shot weapons.
Things are crossed out because certain things in the constitutionare now unconstitutional. For instance the area that speaks aboutslaves being 3/5ths of a person.
Clans in the USA in the early years punished community individuals when they commited a serious offence by saying 'You're fired' and subsequently burnt their homes.
Axl Rose says the gun represents the fight and the rose represents the win, and the name of the band also comes from the junction of two bands, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Roses
I believe it came from the era of the Great Depression when consumers had very little money. However, if you had soup on your dinner table you were doing much better than some. If you were "crying in your soup" then you were not being grateful or appreciating the very fact that you had soup and were… crying when others had it soucj worse. (MORE)
If you are referring to this sentence, no, it does not resemble a correct phrase AT ALL.
Be patient, wait. My computer is running slow at the moment, so please bear with me.
No it is not there is only 2 prepositions that start with "C". That is the answer if you meant if it was a preposition. If you are asking if it is a prepositional phrase then the answer is also NO because a phrase has to have more than one word.
To continue with feelings of resentment against someone as a result of something that happened in the past
Yes, the two are closely related, and, in fact, it has occured in the wild. A hunter shot what he thought was an unusual polar bear, turned out to be a brown/polar hybrid.
The term "bear market" is used when the overall stock market is on a decline. It generally shows that traders are discouraged by current investing. The opposite term for a growing, optimistic market is "bull market".
The phrase is "Bear with me" or "Bear with", meaing hold on while Ido something. For example: Person 1 "Are you ready?" person 2 "Not quite, bear with while I get my shoes on."