Interesting sayings that I collected.


down to the wire

used to denote a situation whose outcome is not decided until the very last minute.

“it was probable that the test of nerves would go down to the wire

in lieu of

To be in lieu of something is to replace it or substitute for it.

A restaurant that’s run out of clams might serve French onion soup in lieu of chowder.

pet peeve

Annoying.