Month: February 2017

knight in shining armor

A knight in shining armor is a heroic, idealized male who typically comes to the rescue of a female in a difficult situation. The phrase is sometimes used in more cynical works to indicate a wide-eyed idealist. The phrase originated in the days of Old England, when popular imagination conjures up images of chivalry and of gallant knights saving fair…

short takes

What can’t be cured must be endured — there is no point complaining about what is unavoidable. In use since 1377. Smidgen — a very small amount, as in tad, dash, pinch, and drop. Anything between 1/25th and 1/48th of a teaspoon. Every last (one) — a variant of “each and every one,” since the late 1800s Snickerdoodle — a…