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 (clichés?) 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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