Some articles on fixed phrase, fixed phrases, phrases, fixed:
... 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" Deserts, as in "jus ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the words phrases and/or fixed:
“She loved Cecil; George made her nervous; will the reader explain to her that the phrases should have been reversed?”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)
“Every morning I woke in dread, waiting for the day nurse to go on her rounds and announce from the list of names in her hand whether or not I was for shock treatment, the new and fashionable means of quieting people and of making them realize that orders are to be obeyed and floors are to be polished without anyone protesting and faces are to be made to be fixed into smiles and weeping is a crime.”
—Janet Frame (b. 1924)