“…it’s swings and roundabouts, to use an idiom.”
The bearded man looked affronted. “Who d’ya think you’re calling names?” he growled. The female detective sighed. It was going to be a long day.


11 thoughts on “Idiomatic

    1. British yes, humour, sort of, although ‘swings and roundabouts’ is a common serious British expression meaning ‘the same either way.’ So for instance, if someone asks me the quickest way to a place, and there’s a long way round that is a fast road and a short way round which has traffic on it, it’s going to be pretty much the same journey time either way, so I will say ‘well it’s swings and roundabouts really but I’d probably take the long way round just because I prefer driving further to sitting in traffic..’

  1. New idiom for me and certainly one I would like to use because it says so much. However, I would have to define it where I live. I certainly liked your piece. It will be a long day indeed for the detective. Thanks.

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