Short takes

Hidebound — unwilling to change because of tradition or convention. (1600 CE)

Close to the bone — near enough to truth to offend some people

Ripsnorter — something or someone very strong or violent (1830-40)

A day late and a dollar short — too little too late (1939)

Foregone conclusion — inevitable result (Othello, Shakespeare 1604)

The milk of human kindness — care and compassion for others. (Shakespeare 1605)

Neither rhyme nor reason — makes no sense (c. 1460, Shakespeare 1590)

Sea change — radical transformation (The Tempest, Shakespeare)

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