Some articles on fixed phrases, phrases, fixed, fixed phrase:
... Some common phrases that are still in use in many languages have remained fixed in Latin, like the well known dramatis personæ or habeas corpus ...
... in that "kit and caboodle" evolved from "kit and boodle", which itself was a fixed phrase borrowed as a unit from Dutch kitte en boedel) Craw, as in "sticks in (one's) craw" Coign, as in "coign of vantage ...
Famous quotes containing the words phrases and/or fixed:
“The Americans ... have invented so wide a range of pithy and hackneyed phrases that they can carry on an amusing and animated conversation without giving a moments reflection to what they are saying and so leave their minds free to consider the more important matters of big business and fornication.”
—W. Somerset Maugham (18741965)
“I was not at all shocked with this execution at the time. John died seemingly without much pain. He was effectually hanged, the rope having fixed upon his neck very firmly, and he was allowed to hang near three quarters of an hour; so that any attempt to recover him would have been in vain. I comforted myself in thinking that by giving up the scheme I had avoided much anxiety and uneasiness.”
—James Boswell (17401795)