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Another Phrase I Like

Posted by middlerage on July 30, 2010

backhanded compliment – it is just so loaded with meaning for the native speaker.

I also love the British version – Damning with faint praise.

The concept is just such a funny truism of how we behave. I think I partly love it because I’ve committed the act too often. Self analysis time.

Say that shirt hides some of your fat!

Those great sunglasses take attention away from your gray hairs.

I don’t think his fielding skills were the worst of the baseball season.

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2 Responses to “Another Phrase I Like”

  1. Kristin said

    I’ve always been fond of the phrase “a fine kettle of fish” for those times when an awkward state of affairs has arisen.

    • middlerage said

      Ha! awesome. I hadn’t thought of this particular one, but I do have a fondness for the colloquialisms that utilize strange imagery. Like what the heck does a kettle of fish have t do with anything?

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