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Mar 13, 2018 ... Jessica. Chaucer actually wrote the phrase ("For loue is blynd alday and may nat see") in The Merchant's Tale in 1405, but it didn't become popular and wasn't seen in print again until Shakespeare wrote it down. Now, "love is blind" serves as the three-word explanation for any seemingly unlikely couple.


Come on down · Come up trumps · Come what come may · Comes to the crunch - (When it). (Coming in) on a wing and a prayer · Common sense · Comparisons are odious · Compassion fatigue · Complete shambles · Cook the books · Cookie cutter · Cool as a cucumber · Cool Britannia · Cop an attitude · Copper-bottomed.


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Aug 28, 2017 ... Do you know where some of our commons sayings come from? One that recently piqued my interest is “kick the bucket.” When I heard someone say this, I thought to myself: “What on earth does a bucket have to do with death?”. Do you know the answer? On today's list, we are going to explore 25 common ...


May 4, 2013 ... Ever gone bananas? Or maybe you're cool as a cucumber. Maybe for you, finding the source of food-based idioms is a piece of cake. Even if you think you are a big cheese and already know everything, Eat24.com came up with 12 origins of popular food phrases – and then we added a few more of our ...


Sep 6, 2016 ... Here are 15 common English idioms and phrases that will enrich your English and make you sound like a native speaker in no time.


Mar 1, 2015 ... Accents alone can sometimes be enough to form a language barrier, despite the fact that in the U.S., a British accent might be treated as either sexy, or comical depending on the persona it's attached to. Below is a list of common American slang word and phrases that our English-speaking comrades in ...