Month: August 2016

even-steven

This means basically the same thing as “even” — having no balance of debt on either side; even in the setting of accounts, having an equal chance or score; tied. This colloquial phrase is a colorful way to talk about whether a deal or scenario is fair. And it’s more fun to use rhyming slang than a straightforward simple word.…

red letter day

A red letter day (sometimes hyphenated as red-letter day or called scarlet day in academia) is any day of special significance.  Its roots are in classical antiquity. For instance, important days are indicated in red in a calendar dating from the Roman Republic (509–27 BCE). In medieval manuscripts, initial capitals and highlighted words (known as rubrics) were written in red…

spreading the love

The Urban Dictionary says that phrase means getting stinking drunk. All other sources take the words seriously and define it as being nice to people in some way. I’m going to interpret it the second way. I decided that if I charge a little less than half what I started out charging for Charger the Soldier ($6.99) I’ll probably sell…