Thursday, November 18, 2010

Everyday Nautical Metaphors

Perhaps almost all metaphors eventually break loose from their moorings. From the archives of Mental Floss, here are  nine colloquialisms (clich├ęs?) that derive from the high seas: clean bill of health, in the doldrums, three sheets to the wind, filibuster, chew the fat, slush fund, by and large, groggy, and  under the weather.


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