Idiomatic

“…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.

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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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