Edgewise Column: Know the Drill and Way to Go

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Drill, the word is used outside of the military context too, especially in the context of safety and evacuation procedures. Thus, many educational institutions, hotels, and businesses conduct ‘fire drills,’ where everyone is required to practice a fixed routine for how to evacuate safely in case of a fire…

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Edgewise Column: Shoehorn and Doozy

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While I usually write a quick introductory line at the beginning of these articles, I never go to the trouble of selecting a specific theme of the week, or somehow shoehorning the idioms selected into a particular theme. That’s not always by choice; finding the right theme can be a real doozy sometimes…

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Edgewise Column: Mic Drop and Pony Up

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If a comedian is performing in front of an audience, and is heckled excessively by people, s/he might say, “you guys can can only jeer, not laugh, so I’m out’ and drop the mic. Dropping the mic signifies a little more than just saying ‘I’m finished speaking.’ Depending on the context, such an act would also indicate defiance, a sense of finality, perhaps annoyance or anger, and confidence that one has said something impressive and final.

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