What would you like to do?
ongoing conversation with no meaning; an insult.
13 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
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 Further, this cliche has been replaced by the modern slang idiom, " push your buttons ", meaning successfully annoying you or even angering you.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.
I believe this phrase comes from those who record data from a hurricane. When they fly through or in the case of sailors who weather hurricanes, they come out "on the ot…her side".
Answer It is the time between two specified events.
Whatever happens, whatever may come my way.
Maritime captains of ships invite persons knocking on their door to enter by saying in a loud, commanding voice,"Come". If the person does not enter, the captain repeats himse…lf (not a good thing) by saying even louder, "Come now!".
'I understand your point of view' It does not indicate agreement, just comprehension
This phrase contains its own contradiction. (fallacy of self-exclusion). It is a rhetoric device employed to persuade others to conform. Free means you don't pay. There's no b…ill that shows up later. There is no "responsibility".
head and shoulder
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.
To make a complete change
you want it come get it
come to me. lets emabrase
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.
The phrase "the coming Judgment" is just that -- THE JUDGMENT IS YET TO COME! It hasn't happened yet... in spite of the false beliefs of millions of deceived people in the w…orld who think that so-called "immortal souls' are being judged and sentenced every day for the past 6000 years or so.The Bible says otherwise:"...THE DEAD KNOW NOTHING..." (Eccle.9:5 NLT)."...For when YOU GO TO THE GRAVE, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom." (verse 10) "The coming Judgment" awaits mankind at the end of God's plan. God calls it "The Last Great Day." It comes at the end of Christ's thousand year rule on earth, which is pictured in His commanded annual seven-day "Feast of Tabernacles" in the fall of the year -- the time of the year's abundant harvest. The "Last Great Day" is the "eighth-day" of the feast -- picturing JUDGMENT DAY [see Lev.23:36]."In the Last Day, that Great Day of the Feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, LET HIM COME UNTO ME, AND DRINK..." (John 7:37 KJV).Here Jesus gives us a portent of "the coming Judgment." Not "condemnation day" as some picture Judgment Day [although there will be those who shall utterly refuse Christ's Salvation, shall condemn themselves, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire]... but it shall be the time at the conclusion of God's plan when the vast majority of blinded and Satan-deceived mankind who lived and died [fell asleep] in ignorance of God's Truth will have it revealed to them, then... and have their first opportunity for Salvation.
Nothing comes free, also there's no free lunch, are phrases that mean one way or another you will pay for everything you get
For the british
Exactly what is says. Nice times are inevitably followed by bad times.