Good intentions are, well, a good thing! Hell, on the other hand, isn’t so great. So what could the two possibly have to do with one another?
The phrase the buck stops here is a classic idiom, in that it’s difficult to figure out the saying’s meaning just by looking at the individual words that comprise it.
If you’ve ever heard the phrase no quarter, you may be quick to think it has something to do with money—more specifically, a lack of pocket change.
Maybe you’ve read that someone “played in a bush league,” or perhaps you’ve even heard something described as being “bush league.”
As a kid, did your parents ever tell you to “sleep tight” when they tucked you into bed?
Have you ever heard of something described as the “end all be all”? Did you know what the expression meant?
William Shakespeare certainly had a way with words. Indeed, the famous playwright’s influence on the English language is undeniable.
Although William Shakespeare lived and wrote in the 1500s and 1600s, his work endures centuries later, as we still quote from his plays today.