January 2013

High and Dry

by Joanne Mason on January 28, 2013

I always enjoy when readers suggest idioms to me. Laurie wanted to know about high and dry. If you’ve been left high and dry, you’ve been stranded or abandoned. Example 1 After their argument, Anton left his girlfriend high and dry at the party. She had no ride home and had to call a cab. […]

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Busman’s Holiday

by Joanne Mason on January 14, 2013

Not long ago, my friend Josh (seen here) sent this photo of himself in front of a casino in Las Vegas, where he was vacationing. He also added the caption “busman’s holiday.” Why? Because he works at a casino on the East Coast. When you take a busman’s holiday, you spend your free time doing […]

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