An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that
differs from what its composite words' denotations would suggest. ... Furthermore,
they would understand when each m...
An Achilles' heel is a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength, actually or
potentially leading to downfall. The use of "Achilles' heel" as an expression used
Nov 28, 2008 ... On the other hand the modern heroes are truly "modern" in their ... has given
some lipservice to the notion that he's a modern-day Hercules, ...
Latin terminology, expressions and phrases feature widely in the English
language. ... it is not used as a main language in day-to-day communications and
life. ... below, together with the literal/original meanings, and modern usage
examples. ... Achilles (Achilles heel), ancient Greek hero, weakness - (a Greek
word used in ...
Jan 27, 2010 ... Modern-day running shoes have changed the way people run, altering our ...
while people used to running shoes have largely adopted a heel-first style that ...
The researchers aren't suggesting runners ditch their shoes. ... The pointed toe
also means a springier step, which can also decrease the forces.
Aug 7, 2015 ... Many of you reading this (especially those who are runners or use ... The term '
Achilles tendonitis' suggests that the problem has an ... of the Achilles tendon
which joins the heel bone to the calf muscles. ..... 30-year-old Deputy Crown
Prince Mohammed bin Salman has emerged with a plan to save the day.
Feb 7, 2011 ... In modern humans the heel is lower and stretches the Achilles ... The researchers
' calculations suggest that during running the Homo ... before spears began to be
widely used about 400,000 years ago. ..... Our prey is faster than us at short-
distance running, which means it's routinely out of our line of sight.
Mar 21, 2007 ... In the modern world of business and politics this is hardly ever the case. ... an axe
to grind, Achilles' heel, swan song, and hotbed come to mind quickly and ...
Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think ....
This isn't the kind of writing that wins raves, yet is written e...
... generation of much static with little tangible result; standard practice in all-day
meetings. ... Rather hip phrase adopted by digital natives to suggest that they are
.... Loathsome verb spawned from the modern obsession with 'big data', as in “Of
... Rather annoying use of Grand Prix vocabulary to imbue humdrum business ...
Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by
... fishing in troubled waters, on the order of the day, Achilles' heel, swan song,
hotbed. Many of these are used without knowledge of their meaning (what is a "