To help people understand a story or information, common phrases and idioms are often used to provide more emphasis or insight. For example, if you were stating that your friend was exhausted after running a marathon, you might say, "stick a fork in him, he's done," to underscore his exhaustion.
These phrases, sayings and idioms are so common that many of us don't even realize we're using them. Luckily, it's not brain surgery to understand them.
From boxing, you get the idiom "throwing in the towel," which means to give up or surrender. From farmers purchasing horses and livestock, you get the saying "long in the tooth" to convey old age, because horses' teeth grow with age. Whether these common phrases came from daily life or elsewhere, they are now part of today's vernacular.
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