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Common Expressions

A History Of Sliced Bread: The Best Thing Since Itself

July 7, 2020

A loaf of sliced white bread. (Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images) We have probably all heard the phrase "the greatest thing since sliced bread," but it doesn...

Okay Etymology: Why Do We Say "Okay" And Where Did It C...

March 23, 2020

As one of our most commonly used colloquialisms, "okay" is so much a part of our language and culture that it is hard to imagine a time when it wasn't used. ...

Where Does The Phrase "Pie In The Sky" Come From? A Son...

January 2, 2020

Even if you haven't ever referred to an idea as being a "pie in the sky," you've definitely heard the phrase. On its face, it's unclear why an airborne dessert is...