When the green eye of envy or jealously takes over we miss out on being a good friend by congradulating another who achived a goal we weren't able to attain. read more
'Sour grapes' comes from an Aesop fable. It means that you pretend not to want something that you want very much but cannot get hold of. In the fable, a fox passes beneath a bunch of grapes and tries to reach them. He tries jumping again and again, imagining all the time how juicy and good they will taste but he still cannot reach them. In the end he walks away, muttering to himself that they were probably sour in any case and he never really wanted them.
by Diana Grant 5 years ago
How can I use up tiny, unripe, sour grapes? Do you know any recipes, apart from wine-making?A long cold spring, followed by a dull and very rainy harvesting season in London, has meant that my grapes were late to develop, and now that the weather has turned cold, I have given up hope for them...
by Justin Muir 6 years ago
Where does the phrase- "When the shit hits the fan."- come from?I've always wanted to know.
by Ann Carr 5 years ago
Where does the expression 'to boot' come from?For example: 'He was a brilliant mathematician and a good artist to boot.' Probably an old-fashioned phrase now but interesting nonetheless.
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