What is the origin of the phrase you're fired?
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.
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"You're welcome" is the grammatical combination of the Old English word "wilcume" ("wil"-"cume"; or "pleasure"-"come"). In German, "wilkommen". An Old French greeting was " bienvenu" (literally 'well come'). In the Middles Ages, the English language greeting evolved to "welcome". To say "wilcume" me…ant "I am pleased that you came". To say "you're welcome" means "you came well". Although used in informal settings and among acquiantenances, "no problem" , "think nothing of it", "it was nothing" or similarly deprecative replies are not literal equivalents of you're welcome". In modern usage when one has received something, one expresses gratitude or shows appreciation by saying, "Thank You". The reply is "you're welcome", even if the one giving something has a duty or responsibility to do so or is in a superior relational position (ex.: a clerk at a store, waitstaff at a restaurant, a parent after giving an allowance, or an employer hiring an employee). (MORE)
The phrase "If you're waiting on me, you're backing up" is typically a response when one (Andrew) asks another (Ben) if they are ready to go.. Ben responds with "If you're waiting on me, you're backing up" because he is already going (or ready to go) and if Andrew waits for him (stands still) he is… essentially backing up. The logic from this is related to distance between two objects. Andrew standing still (0) and Ben moving forward ten feet (+10) equates to the same distance as Ben standing still (0) and Andrew moving backwards ten feet (-10).. Conclusion: If someone says to you "If you're waiting on me, you're backing up" they are ready to go and want you to get moving also.. (MORE)
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
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)
The origin of pooped, meaning very tired, is unknown. It may be onomatopoetic, recalling the sound of an exhausted sigh. Or it may come from the nautical usage, where to be pooped means to have waves breaking over the poop, or stern-end of your boat, which is an exhausting experience for the crew.
It is believed to have derived from Hocus-Pocus, a meaningless Latin-sounding phrase used by conjurers.
The origin of the phrase "fire in the hole" is believed to beminers who set up a detonation charge and needed to warn otherminers about it before they set it off. It could also have comefrom cannons, which have a hole in them filled with gunpowder thatignites when the fire reaches it.
The phrase "you're a caution" is a colloquialism (informal phrase), and may have different meanings in different parts of the country. In my experience it usually means you are funny, clever or different in an interestingly way. It's usually used in a positive, complimentary or fun way.
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)
Fire composition Thick smokes filed the air , making the once bright room into total darkness like a stone age cave. Plumes of black smokes billowed out of the window. Acrid smokes filled my fresh lungs. A huge piece of debris fell and blocked the priceless exit. The unbearable heat f…rom the fire was making me melting like an ice cream. The raging ferocious fire soon itched its way close and closer to me , making my heart palpitating . Tongues of flames licked the wall in vengeance. Some lionhearted people took the fire extinguisher and extinguish the flames. Lungs getting dry gradually as time passes like donkey years. The fire fighters battled to extinguish the raging inferno. Thick,acrid smoke reduced the visibility to near zero. The acrid smoke seared my eyes. The building was engulfed by smoke and flames. Searing heat slowly made it difficult to breathe. The fire soon began to have its life on its own. The apartment was charred and was wrecked beyond recognition. (MORE)
stop, drop and roll. blazing hot. tongues of fire. warm glow of a fire place. out of the frying pan into the fire. light a fire under someone (to motivate a person)
( 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)
This is just a thought but it makes sense that this term would probably have originated from a military term of a pilot being "grounded" due to disobeying orders, some other error/mistake the pilot may have made, or any other misc. reason that would cause the pilot to be assigned to a desk.
Yes fire it is a cooking phrase often used on hell's kitchen. It means to heat it or cook it by using a stove or oven.
It is grammatically correct, but rather affected or stilted. Sounds like something a foreigner would say. Y ou're not my boss is how we say it in colloquial English.
"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)
" Sei il mio angelo " is an Italian equivalent of the English phrase "You're my angel." Specifically, the verb " sei " means "(informal singular you) are." The masculine singular definite article " il " means "the." The masculine singular possessive adjective " mio " means "my." The masculine nou…n " angelo " means "angel." The pronunciation is "SEH eel MEE-oh AN-djeh-loh." (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.
It means you don't know what you're talking about; you are "wet behind the ears" or so naive that you believe things that are not true. .
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.
Acts: chapter 19, verses 4 to 7 tells you about the baptism of fire of the apostles of Jesus Christ.
Du bist derjenige (when said to a male) Du bist diejenige (when said to a female)
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.
It means that if all signs and symptoms show that something is going on,then there is something going on. we cant have smoke without fire, so if u see something odd happening, there is a fire causing it.
We all have our cross to bear means that we can't make progress without SOME suffering. 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.
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.
I know what you are thinking means I can read your mind, can understand your feelings and hence empathise with you.
It's a saying that was used to tell someone they are disowned or would never be seen or heard again. They choose to behave as if you were dead and they will never see you again in their lifetime
Comes from the tranches of world war 1 lighting a match once told the emery you there the second light of a match confirmed and three the sniper wound have you. No, the WW1 expression is "three on a match." "Three strikes and you are out" comes from American baseball.
its a term used in wild land firefighting, where firefighters will burn large areas of land against the wind in order to create a wall of burnt area to stop the fire.
" Sei perfetto " to a male and " Sei perfetta " to a female are Italian equivalents of the English phrase "You're perfect." Specifically, the verb " sei " means "(informal singular You) are." The masculine adjective " perfetto " and the feminine " perfetta " mean "perfect." The respective pronuncia…tions are "SEH pehr-FEHT-toh" and "SEH pehr-FEHT-tah." (MORE)
" Sei bello " to a male and " Sei bella " to a female are Italian equivalents of the English phrase "You're beautiful." Specifically, the verb " sei " means "(informal singular You) are." The masculine adjective " bello " and the feminine " bella " mean "beautiful, handsome." The respective pronu…nciations are "seh BEHL-loh" and "seh BEHL-lah." (MORE)
It has a subject (It) and a verb (is), and it makes sense. Therefore it's a sentence.
Originally, to discharge a gun, you lit the gunpowder, and set the powder on fire- or "fired" it.
"The Lord sent Noah a rainbow sign/No more rain, but the fire next time" (trad. spiritual) - implication that the next time will be worse. Also the title of a famous speech by activist Alex Baldwin.
The metaphor is drawn from metallurgy. A crucible is a vessel, often made of stone, and sometimes with a spout, in which metals are melted. It is used by metal workers and also by early alchemists who were searching for the 'philosopher's stone' a substance which they believed could turn base metals… into gold. When crude ore is melted in a crucible the impurities or 'dross' float to the surface and burn off, or the pure melted metal can be poured off from underneath. To be 'fired in the crucible' then, would mean to undergo an intense and painful trial from which one would emerge purified or refined. (MORE)
The origin of the phrase, Saint Elmo's Fire, is related to weather. It was coined by sailors who witnessed balls of light during thunderstorms and was thought to be bad luck.
The first meaning could refer to firing a gun with blanks inside of it instead of bullets. The second meaning could refer to a man who is impotent in the bedroom.
"Fire in the hole" is a phrase usually used by bomb technicianswhen they are about to set off an explosion.