Draw a Line in the Sand

Welcome to the triumphant return of Cliche Thursday, where we occasionally deconstruct 5 expressions that we’ve all heard one too many times.

Here we go…

“You can’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” – which is why Nancy wore stilettos to court on the first day of her trial.

She knew there was no way the portly Judge Wilson would be able to make it around the block 4 times in her size seven heels, and as such a mistrial would have to be granted.

“We need to draw a line in the sand on this” – So what you’re saying is, you’d like us to take a stand on this now, but completely abandon it in 5 minutes when a wave washes it away or some punk 3-year old comes by with his shovel of mass destruction? Got it.

“Let’s let bygones be bygones” – I never wanted bygones to be anything other than bygones, so I’ve got no problem with that.

“Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today” – It was true, Brad had woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. What gave it away? The cobwebs in his hair or the bruise on his face from when he slammed his forehead into the underside of the box spring.

What he still couldn’t figure out was why he was sleeping under his bed in the first place.

“It was as clear as a bell” – So in other words, it wasn’t clear at all.

Because honestly, almost every bell I’ve ever seen in my life is made out of an opaque metal.

What About You? If an expression is really busting your chops lately, flame it in the comments.

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