Sayings about dating older men

29-Dec-2017 08:35

The horse is only sensitive to the rider's direction while the bit is in the right place in its mouth.If the animal takes the bit between its teeth, it can no longer feel the pull of the reins and the rider loses control of it.This euphemism comes from the sports pitch, and means to retire early to the dressing room after being injured, or sent off by the referee, during a match of football or rugby.The phrase was popularised from the 1970s by the television sports commentator Eddie Waring in his descriptions of Rugby League matches, and is now often used to describe any situation in which someone is obliged to pull out of the action before it is over.The expression is very old, dating back to Ancient Greek culture.

The newspaper proprietor Lord Northcliffe was the first to apply the word to half-size newspapers; Burroughs, Wellcome successfully applied for an injunction to prevent this use but had to give way three or four years later and accept that tabloid had become common property.Not a motoring metaphor, this was originally a parliamentary expression derived from the relative low influence of persons and issues from the back benches (the bench-seats where members sit in the House of Commons), as opposed to the front benches, where the leaders of the government and opposition glance at, or have a quick look at This is one of the many phrases that were brought back from India by the British Army in the colonial days in the late 19th century.In Hindi dekho is the imperative form of the verb dekhna, meaning to look at.It is popularly believed that the expression has its origins in a late-19th century amusement devised by black slaves in Southern US plantations in which participating couples promenaded about the room arm in arm.

The pair judged as walking and turning most gracefully was given a cake as a prize.From a Spanish proverb 'Take a bull by the horn and a man at his word', known in England since the mid-17th century.