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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…

assorted punches

Here are more idioms from the world of boxing. one-two punch:  Any strong or effective combination of two things. In boxing, this means a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross. The jab, usually thrown with 60% power, is designed to get the fighter throwing the jab in range while distracting the opponent. The right cross is a longer…